(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Circumcision is a medium of preventing cancer, according to Dr. Oscar Foederl, German medical authority who published an article on the subject in the “Deutsche Zeitschrift fuer Chirurgie.” In his article, Dr. Foederl emphasizes the medical value of circumcision and states that according to statistics compiled no Jews were found to suffer from cancer of the sexual organs. This was found true among 276 Jews who were operated on for cancer of the various organs. This is particularly significant in view of the fact that cancer of the sexual organs is frequently found among those who are not circumcised. “Circumcision is one of the most splendid medical experiments yet introduced for the benefit of mankind,” Dr. Foederl stated.
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