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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Surgery

SUR'GERY, noun Properly, the act of healing by manual operation; or that branch of medical science which treats of manual operations for the healing of diseases or injuries of the body. In a more general sense, the act of healing external diseases by manual operation or by medicines; or that branch of medical science which has for its principal object the cure of external injuries.