Miscellaneous Letters

From Eileen Marie Wayne, MD

An Open Letter to the American Medical Association (7/14/98) -- Gary L. Harryman ("Routine infant circumcision violates all seven principles of the AMA Code of Ethics.")

From a man in California to Edgar J. Schoen, MD (12/1/94) ("History will not remember kindly those who advocate circumcision.")

From the American Cancer Society to the American Academy of Pediatrics (2/16/96)

From Stan Emerson to Frontline (1/21/99) ("... this horrendous and anti-human practice posing as medicine.")

From Dr. Frederick Leboyer to Rosemary Romberg (6/4/80) ("The torture is experienced in a state of total helplessness which makes it even more frightening and unbearable.")

From Duane Voskuil, PhD, to the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners and the Commission on Medical Competency (3/3/95) ("Circumcision is quack medicine.")

From Duane Voskuil, PhD, to Alliance for Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment (8/23/98) ("[T]he surgical amputation of this healthy genital tissue is sexual child abuse.")

From Robert S. Van Howe, MD, to the American Academy of Pediatrics (11/17/95) ("I cannot in good conscience distribute it to my patients.")

To Salon Magazine (11/4/98) ("The whole idea of circumcision is preposterous.")

From Carla Miller to Hillary Rodham Clinton (11/7/98) ("... the United States is a genitally mutilating country.")

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