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When did it become common for non-jewish parents in america to circumcise their boys?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: World War 2

General mcarthur required all troops headed for asia to be circumcised because of foreskin related problems in the tropics, jungles etc.
, when men could not wash, were wading rivers etc. Nationwide campaign was instituted promoting all the benefits of circumcised penises being cleaner, healthier and avoidance of infection, cancer, stds etc.. Then circ'd fathers wanted same for their sons and so on.

In brief: World War 2

General mcarthur required all troops headed for asia to be circumcised because of foreskin related problems in the tropics, jungles etc.
, when men could not wash, were wading rivers etc. Nationwide campaign was instituted promoting all the benefits of circumcised penises being cleaner, healthier and avoidance of infection, cancer, stds etc.. Then circ'd fathers wanted same for their sons and so on.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Common for >90yr

The move to circumcision in this country predates any practicing physicians i know of.
In some populations it became a proof that your family could afford a physician assisted delivery & care & may have persisted out of habit. Wide spread tonsillectomy and tongue clipping have come & gone but personal preference has kept circ rates high.

In brief: Common for >90yr

The move to circumcision in this country predates any practicing physicians i know of.
In some populations it became a proof that your family could afford a physician assisted delivery & care & may have persisted out of habit. Wide spread tonsillectomy and tongue clipping have come & gone but personal preference has kept circ rates high.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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