Circumcision: A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery

This book provides a thorough history and interpretation of circumcision, covering everything from its pre-biblical roots to the scientific debate.  It gives voice to all sides:  those tending to view the uncircumcised as "lacking culture, manners, intelligence, and, in a word, civilization," to those who defend circumcision "only for their own societal group and justify it culturally but not medically," etc.

Gollaher, David
Publisher and location: 
Basic Books: New York