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Surgery

  • By: Rishi Subbarayan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Surgery is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pathological conditions through operative procedures, while its counterpart, medicine, uses medications, behavioral modification, and a host of other nonsurgical means. The history of surgery entails the ...

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