There has been little written from a statistical standpoint to confirm or deny the popular medical belief that the circumcised are less prone to contract venereal disease. This paper will present a statistical study of the incidence of circumcision in a group free from venereal disease as compared with that of groups with various forms of venereal disease, to determine the influence of circumcision on venereal disease.
The material for this study was obtained during 1945 from the venereal clinics of the United States Naval Hospital at St. Albans, N. Y.
NO VENEREAL DISEASE
From a group of 790 gentiles, 525 Jews and 76 Negroes who had never had venereal disease it was found that 34 per cent of the gentiles, almost all the Jews and 42.2 per cent of the Negroes were circumcised. The 1 uncircumcised Jew was unorthodox and proud of his prepuce. It was difficult to find many Negroes of military age without a venereal
HAND EA. CIRCUMCISION AND VENEREAL DISEASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1949;60(3):341–346. doi:10.1001/archderm.1949.01530030037004
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