History of circumcision: a religious obligation or a medical necessity.

Abstract

Circumcision is the oldest documented surgical procedure. Practiced for ritual religious and likely medical purposes, it seems to have emerged in Egypt and was adopted by the western Semitic tribes. In biblical times, circumcision became a religious doctrine described in the Covenant between God and Abraham in the book of Genesis. Although some claim that… (More)
DOI: 10.5301/JN.2011.6480

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