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A surgical temptation : the demonization of the foreskin and the rise of circumcision in Britain / Robert Darby.

Author/Creator:
Darby, Robert (Robert J. L.)
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 374 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Circumcision -- History.
Circumcision -- Social aspects.
Contents:
Introduction: the willful organ meets fantasy surgery
The best of your property : what a boy once knew about sex
Pathologizing male sexuality : the masturbation phobia and the invention of spermatorrhea
The shadow of Parson Malthus : sexual morals from the Georgians to the Edwardians
The priests of the body : doctors and disease in an antisensual age
A source of serious mischief : William Acton and the case against the foreskin
A compromising and unpublishable mutilation : clitoridectomy and circumcision in the 1860s
One of the most grievous diseases of humanity : spermatorrhea in British medical practice
The besetting trial of our boys : finding a cure for masturbation
This unyielding tube of flesh : the rise and fall of congenital phimosis
Prevention is better than cure : sanitizing the modern body
The purity movement and the social evil : circumcision as a preventive of syphilis
The stigmata of a gentleman : circumcision and British society
Conclusion: the end of the culture of abstinence.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-364) and index.
ISBN:
0226136450 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
57169964
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