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A Surgical Temptation - a book by Darby, Robert

A Surgical Temptation

The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of Circumcision in Britain

A Surgical Temptation( )
Author: Darby, Robert
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.00
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In the eighteenth century, the Western world viewed circumcision as an embarrassing disfigurement peculiar to Jews. A century later, British doctors urged parents to circumcise their sons as a routine precaution against every imaginable sexual dysfunction, from syphilis and phimosis to masturbation and bed-wetting. Thirty years later the procedure again came under hostile scrutiny, culminating in its disappearance during the 1960s. Why Britain adopted a practice it...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:1.298 Pounds

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