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History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance   By: (1846-1926)

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In "History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance" by P. C. Remondino, readers are provided with a comprehensive and thought-provoking exploration of the controversial practice of circumcision. This book delves deep into the origins of circumcision, tracing its history from centuries past to the present day.

Remondino expertly combines historical research with medical analysis to shed light on this age-old practice. From ancient civilizations to religious traditions, the author presents a detailed account of the reasons behind circumcision, underscoring its moral and physical significance. Remondino introduces a wide range of perspectives on the topic, encompassing cultural arguments, religious beliefs, and the alleged health benefits associated with the procedure.

The strength of this book lies in Remondino's ability to present information objectively. Each chapter is meticulously organized, covering different aspects and periods in the history of circumcision. The author's tone remains unbiased throughout, allowing readers to form their own opinions based on the extensive research provided. By skillfully incorporating various cultural and religious viewpoints, Remondino offers a well-rounded analysis of this practice.

Furthermore, the book includes numerous enlightening illustrations and photographs, helping readers visualize the history and techniques surrounding circumcision. These visual aids effectively support the text, enhancing the overall reading experience.

One notable highlight of this book is its meticulous approach to scientific evidence. Remondino rigorously examines the medical justifications and potential advantages of circumcision, elaborating on its alleged benefits in preventing certain diseases or infections. While some arguments may have evolved over time, Remondino presents an in-depth examination of why circumcision has persisted through centuries.

It should be noted that this book is not intended for a casual or general audience. Due to its detailed exploration of a somewhat sensitive subject, some readers may find the content uncomfortable or challenging. However, those with a keen interest in history, anthropology, or medical ethics will undoubtedly find this book enlightening and thought-provoking.

In conclusion, "History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance" provides a comprehensive and captivating narrative of a topic often overlooked or misunderstood. Remondino's balanced and well-researched approach allows readers to gain a deeper understanding of the historical, cultural, and medical aspects related to circumcision. This book stands as a valuable resource for anyone seeking an in-depth exploration of the topic and its significance throughout human history.

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No. 11 IN THE PHYSICIANS' AND STUDENTS' READY REFERENCE SERIES

HISTORY 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 THE PREPUCE.

BY

P. C. REMONDINO, M.D. (JEFFERSON),

Member of the American Medical Association, of the American Public Health Association, of the San Diego County 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.

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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 addition to 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 as well, either as a hygienic precaution or as an aristocratic prerogative and insignia... Continue reading book >>




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