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Using operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to treat a pathological condition

  • Surgery is generally performed in a hospital in an operation theatre using surgical instruments.
  • A surgeon is a person who practises surgery.
  • A Surgery that does not involve a medical emergency is an elective surgery, such as a Cosmetic surgery.
  • Trepanation is one of the oldest surgery that involved drilling a hole in the [[Skull] and removing dura mater in order to treat medical problems.
  • Ancient Egypt scriptures dating back by 3500 years ago described surgeries.
  • Asclepius is the Greek healer-god.
  • The Greek Galen was one of the greatest surgeons of the ancient world.
  • Ambroise Pare pioneered the treatment of gunshot wounds.
  • The first modern surgeons were battlefield doctors in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Modern pain control through anesthesia was discovered by Crawford Long.
  • Barber surgeons of Europe perform common operations such as wound dressings and amputations, particularly to soldiers.
  • The first cornea transplant was held in 1905.
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