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Circumcision, one of our most common minor operations, is bunglingly done in many instances, notwithstanding its simplicity.
This operation, though an old one, is still interesting and means have long been sought whereby it could be more easily and quickly performed and be attended with less hemorrhage, and consequently meet with less objection on the part of parent and patient.
Many a surgeon has lost his best clients, and likewise many a good prospect has gone glimmering because of the unfortunate outcome of this little operation.
The necessity for circumcision is abundantly evidenced, and although it may be needless to state any reasons for doing this operation, nevertheless I will mention a few:
1. Reduced tendency to convulsions in infancy arising from irritable nervous system.
2. Habit of masturbation not so likely to be formed.
3. Lessened irritability of child or adult.
4. Amorosity reduced.
5. A hygienic condition
KISTLER SL. RAPID BLOODLESS CIRCUMCISION: OF MALE AND FEMALE AND ITS TECHNIC. JAMA. 1910;LIV(22):1782–1783. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550480001001j
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