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4808453 History of Circumcision From the Earliest

4808453 History of Circumcision From the Earliest

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CHAPTER I.CHAPTER II.CHAPTER III.CHAPTER IV.CHAPTER V.CHAPTER VI.CHAPTER VII.CHAPTER VIII.CHAPTER IX.CHAPTER X.CHAPTER XI.CHAPTER XII.CHAPTER XIII.CHAPTER XIV.CHAPTER XV.CHAPTER XVI.CHAPTER XVII.CHAPTER XVIII.CHAPTER XIX.CHAPTER XX.CHAPTER XXI.CHAPTER XXII.CHAPTER XXIII.CHAPTER XXIV.
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CHAPTER XXV.CHAPTER XXVI.CHAPTER I.CHAPTER II.CHAPTER III.CHAPTER IV.CHAPTER V.CHAPTER VI.CHAPTER VII.CHAPTER VIII.CHAPTER IX.CHAPTER X.CHAPTER XI.CHAPTER XII.CHAPTER XIII.CHAPTER XIV.CHAPTER XV.CHAPTER XVI.CHAPTER XVII.CHAPTER XVIII.CHAPTER XIX.CHAPTER XX.CHAPTER XXI.CHAPTER XXII.CHAPTER XXIII.CHAPTER XXIV.CHAPTER XXV.CHAPTER XXVI.
History of Circumcision from the Earliestby Peter Charles Remondino
The Project Gutenberg EBook of History of Circumcision from the EarliestTimes to the Present, by Peter Charles Remondino This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no costand with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of theProject Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.netTitle: History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present Moral and Physical Reasons for itsPerformanceAuthor: Peter Charles RemondinoRelease Date: October 21, 2007 [EBook #23135]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HISTORY OF CIRCUMCISION ***
History of Circumcision from theEarliest by Peter Charles Remondino2
 
Produced by Bryan Ness, LN Yaddanapudi and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team athttp://www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by The InternetArchive/Million Book Project)No. 11 IN THE PHYSICIANS' AND STUDENTS' READY REFERENCE SERIESHISTORY OF CIRCUMCISION FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT.MORAL AND PHYSICAL REASONS FOR ITS PERFORMANCE, WITH A HISTORY OF EUNUCHISM,HERMAPHRODISM, ETC., AND OF THE DIFFERENT OPERATIONS PRACTICED UPON THEPREPUCE.BYP. C. REMONDINO, M.D. (JEFFERSON),Member of the American Medical Association, of the American Public Health Association, of the San DiegoCounty Medical Society, of the State Board of Health of California, and of the Board of Health of the City of San Diego; Vice-President of California State Medical Society and of Southern California Medical Society,etc.[Illustration]PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON: F. A. DAVIS, PUBLISHER. 1891.Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1891, by F. A. DAVIS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C., U.S.A.Philadelphia Pa., U. S. A.: The Medical Bulletin Printing House, 1231 Filbert Street.[Illustration: HEBRAIC CIRCUMCISION]PREFACE.In ancient Egypt the performance of circumcision was at one time limited to the priesthood, who, in additionto the cleanliness that this operation imparted to that class, added the shaving of the whole body as a means of further purification. The nobility, royalty, and the higher warrior class seem to have adopted circumcision aswell, either as a hygienic precaution or as an aristocratic prerogative and insignia. Among the Greeks we finda like practice, and we are told that in the times of Pythagoras the Greek philosophers were also circumcised,although we find no mention that the operation went beyond the intellectual class. In the United States,France, and in England, there is a class which also observe circumcision as a hygienic precaution, where, frommy personal observation, I have found that circumcision is thoroughly practiced in every male member of many of the families of the class,--this being the physician class. In general conversation with physicians onthis subject, it has really been surprising to see the large number who have had themselves circumcised, eitherthrough the advice of some college professor while attending lectures or as a result of their own subsequentconvictions when engaged in actual practice and daily coming in contact both with the benefits that are to bederived in the way of a better physical, mental, and moral health, as well as with the many dangers anddisadvantages that follow the uncircumcised,--the latter being probably the most frequent incentive anddeterminator,--as in many of these latter examples the operation of circumcision, with its pains, annoyances,and possible and probable dangers, sink into the most trifling insignificance in comparison to some of theresults that are daily observed as the tribute that is paid by the unlucky and unhappy wearer of a prepuce for
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