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                            27 March 1998

Carole Marie Lannon, MD, MPH
Division of Community Pediatrics
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 25599-7225

Re: AAP Leaflet: Circumcision Pros and Cons.

Dear Doctor Lannon:

    I am delighted to learn that the AAP leaflet for parents
"Circumcision: Pros and Cons" is to be rewritten.  This much
criticized document has many errors and is overdue for revision.

    I do hope that a new title will be found.  The old title is
unsuitable in light of today's medical, legal, and ethical knowledge.

    May I suggest: "Male Circumcision: Information for Parents" as a
suitable title since female circumcision is already unlawful.  The
suggestion that there are "pros" to circumcision is misleading and

                                      Cordially yours,

                                      George Hill

cc: Ed Zimmerman (AAP)

(File revised 7 July 2003)