Curcumcision in America.

  • Few people are aware that circumcision was introduced into our culture in an attempt to eliminate masturbation.
  • Non-ritual circumcision evolved from a misunderstanding of bodily function by physicians of the late-19th century.
  • Many doctors of that era believed that a normal foreskin could cause disease and lead to increased incidence of “self-abuse.”
  • John Harvey Kellogg, of cereal fame, was a proponent of genital cutting as a cure for this “horrible practice.” He recommended performing circumcision “without administering an anesthetic, as the pain attending the operation will have a salutary [health-giving] effect upon the mind, especially if connected with the idea of punishment.”
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