Circumcision: A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-10-01

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This worldwide history of circumcision, from ancient times to the present, looks at the procedure as initiation, religious and social ritual, and indicator of ethnic and social status

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The Jewish Traditionp. 1
Christians and Muslimsp. 31
Symbolic Woundsp. 53
From Ritual to Sciencep. 73
The Fabric of the Foreskinp. 109
Circumcision and Disease: the Quest for Evidencep. 125
Backlashp. 161
Female Circumcisionp. 187
Appendix: Evaluative Research and the Nature of Medical Evidencep. 209
Notesp. 213
Indexp. 241
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