Antedating of "Surgical"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 18 02:38:29 UTC 2005

surgical (OED 1770)

1707 _Glossographia Anglicana Nova_ (Eighteenth Century Collections
Online)  _Diorthasis_, a Surgical Operation, by which crooked or distorted
Members are made even.

Fred Shapiro

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