Jews (and I feel sure, Muslims) do not perform circumcision purely for hygienic reasons. The ideas quoted above form one strand. Maimonedes continues: "Another important objective [is] it gives all worshippers of the same faith a common bodily sign. No one should circumcise ... himself or his son for any other reason but pure faith; for circumcision is not a mere incision of the leg".
I am not surprised that Sir Donald Irvine when he passed Dr Warren's letter to five members of the General Medical Council received five contrasting replies. For, you see, Dr Warren, circumcision is not a mere incision of the leg.
Dr Maurice Super
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