chirurgery


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chirurgery

Archaic. surgery.
See also: Surgery
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See Seventeenth-Century English Recipe Books: Cooking, Physic and Chirurgery in the Works of Elizabeth Grey and Aletheia Talbot (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2008), introduction; and "Recipes for Knowledge: Maker's Knowledge Traditions, Paracelsian Recipes and the Invention of the Cookbook, 1600-1660," Renaissance Food: Cultural Readings and Cultural Histories, ed.
How about chirurgery (and old term for surgery) from cheir, 'hand' and ergon 'work' = Latin manus and labor 'manual labor' or maybe 'hand work.
Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent, was May's employer, and the author of a receipt book of preserving and medicines, A choice manuall, or, rare secrets in physick and chirurgery, first printed in 1653.