Download PDF by David L. Gollaher: Circumcision: A History Of The World's Most Controversial

By David L. Gollaher

ISBN-10: 0465026532

ISBN-13: 9780465026531

How has a clinical perform that incorporates big hazard to the sufferer and provides little or no real gain develop into so largely authorized by means of mom and dad and fiercely encouraged via the scientific group? Historian of medication David Gollaher tells the unusual background of medicine's oldest enigma and so much power ritual in Circumcision. From the terribly painful initiation ceremony of the traditional Egyptians, during the Hebrew purification ritual, via circumcision's use by means of the emerging scientific group within the 19th century as prevention for illnesses starting from bedwetting to paralysis, the good secret has been the patience of the perform via significantly assorted social contexts.

Show description

Read or Download Circumcision: A History Of The World's Most Controversial Surgery PDF

Similar surgery books

Surgical Complications: Diagnosis and Treatment by Nadey S., Ed. Hakm PDF

As Professor Owen H Wangensteen, one of many maximum educational surgeons of the 20 th century, stated: you're a real medical professional from the instant you could take care of your problems. steered and actual prognosis, in addition to potent remedy, of surgical problems is without doubt one of the most vital components of surgical perform.

McGraw-Hill Manual Colorectal Surgery (Mcgraw Hill Manual) - download pdf or read online

A “find-it-now” point-of-care advisor to colorectal surgery--complete with ICD-9 codes A Doody's middle name! "As a hectic surgical resident who's frequently bombarded with details from a number of varied assets, i discovered this e-book to be a complete quickly connection with refresh my reminiscence in regards to the analysis, administration, and operative procedure linked to colorectal illnesses.

Download PDF by Jonas Wadström, Robert Gaston: Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: Current Practices,

Residing donor kidney (LDK) transplantation has turn into the definitive method of the remedy of end-stage renal failure, delivering a greater caliber of lifestyles and the easiest chance for survival compared to dialysis or transplantation from a deceased donor. A well timed compendium of the fashionable day perform of LDK transplantation from a bunch of remarkable overseas specialists, this article explores a few debatable features of this cutting edge new strategy.

Extra resources for Circumcision: A History Of The World's Most Controversial Surgery

Example text

As the sole rite of initiation of a newborn male into the community, circumcision underwent substantial changes between late antiquity, when it was a domestic event, and the Middle Ages, when it expanded to include the wider community and into the synagogue. Symbolism in the ceremony became richer. Historian Ivan Marcus tells us, for example, that the Chair of Elijah was introduced to the circumcision ritual and to the seder to connect these rituals to Israel's prophetic past and messianic future.

In an era of religious ferment, Greek and Roman men might be persuaded to entertain a new theology. Given the ordeal of an operation on the adult penis, though, few would have embraced Christianity if circumcision were a prerequisite. So, in a brilliant theological stratagem, Paul expanded and reinterpreted the ancient distinction between physical and spiritual circumcision. In his Letter to the Galatians, Paul explained that in the process of instituting a new covenant, a fresh basis for the relationship between God and humankindjesus Christ subsumed the old covenant between God and Abraham.

In practice, he worried that "the danger is more to the circumciser than the baby... 53 T W O Christians and Muslims You are circumcised with circumcision, not made by hand in despoiling the body ofthe flesh, but in the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, —Colossians 2:11—12 JESUS, IN KEEPING WITH JEWISH LAW, WAS CIRCUMCISED ON THE EIGHTH DAY (Luke 2:21). But circumcision did not figure into his teachings. Among early Christians, the question of circumcision arose when Jesus' apostles—above all Paul, a Jew steeped in rabbinic tradition—began successfully to proselytize Gentiles.

Download PDF sample

Circumcision: A History Of The World's Most Controversial Surgery by David L. Gollaher

by Steven

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 40 votes