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June 24, 1905

CIRCUMCISION.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(25):1986-1987. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500520014001d

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Abstract

The operation of circumcision is one of minor importance—except to the individual concerned or to his family, but it is the proper performance of the little things in life that often works for satisfaction or discontent.

In view of its ancient origin, it is surprising that some generally accepted method of circumcision has not been devised. Some of the objections to the methods in vogue are the difficulty of keeping the wound aseptic, of the adhesions occurring between prepuce and glans, the sacrifice of too much skin, not leaving enough sometimes to accommodate the organ when erect without uncomfortable stretching, and the bad cosmetic effect when an ugly, ragged, dog-eared, onesided or irregular prepuce is left.

The following operation has been performed by me for some years past with very satisfactory results:

Attach three hemostats to the margin of the prepuce—one at the frenum and the other two on the sides at equal distances from each other

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