Re: ReModifying the Modified Body-Circumcison

John McCreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 06:39:51 +0900

>In a message from John McCreery 16/7/96 he assumed that in discussion
>tatooing, and in particular circumcison etc we were talking about
>processes. The first century Roman medical writer Celsus in fact
>described two medical procedures in which one could reverse the effects
>of circumcison. It would appear that Roman citizens whom had undergone
>this procedure as an infant and wanted it 'undone' due to fashion etc now
>had the option to reverse the procedure. Like marriage, it is reversable.
>Joe Zias
>Curator of Anthropology/Archaeology
>Israel Antiquities Authority
>POB 586, Jerusalem
>Tel. 972 2 292624


Thanks so much for the input. It is always a pleasure to learn something
new. From the description of the procedures, would you say that they are
as/less/or more painful than having a tattoo removed?

John McCreery
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