By Nicholas Carter
London: Londinium Press, 1979. ISBN 0-906832-00-4.
$6 plus 10% S/H. Noontide Press, POB 2719, Newport Beach, CA 92659.
From distributor's flyer:
Circumcision is not and never has been a custom or rite of the inhabitants of Europe and the British Isles, yet it has now been almost universally adopted by Western people in ONE area only: the U.S.A. WHY?
Why is the United States the only Western nation that practices circumcision routinely to such a large degree when only a century ago the only circumcised Americans were those who belonged to a few esoteric religious cults?
Why does a predominantly Christian nation embrace this procedure when there is nothing in Christianity or even Atheism which ordains snipping off the prepuce of a newborn infant? As New Testament readers may remember, the only circumcision St. Paul promoted was the circumcision of the heart.
Routine Circumcision: The Tragic Myth answers these questions in part by explaining how modern American doctors and nurses often for financial reasons, often for no reason at all, persuade American mothers or order an operation that is totally unnecessary and frequently leads to serious physical and mental complications.
Now ... at last ... the complete story about the psychologically compelling mutilation known as circumcision!!!