Thomas E. Wiswell

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Associates With:
Gilgal Society
Colleagues & Benefactors:
Edgar J. Schoen
Brian J. Morris
Daniel T. Halperin
Jake H. Waskett

Thomas Wiswell was a doctor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.[1] Wiswell is a common Jewish surname (Why is this important?).

Starting in 1983, he began to produce a series of egregiously flawed studies that claimed circumcision reduced the incidence of urinary tract infections.[2][3][4][5][6] All have long since been thoroughly discredited.[7][8] Wiswell associates with the Gilgal Society,[9] a circumfetish group.[10][11]


Easy Money

I have some good friends who are obstetricians outside the military, and they look at a foreskin and almost see a $125 price tag on it. Each one is that much money. Heck, if you do 10 a week, that's over $1,000 a week, and they don't take that much time.

--Wiswell. (1987-6-22). The age-old question of circumcision. Boston Globe, p.43

See Also


  1. Wiswell, Thomas; Wayne Hachey (1993-03). [Urinary Tract Infections and the Uncircumcised State: An Update "Urinary Tract Infections and the Uncircumcised State: An Update"]. Clinical Pediatrics 32 (3): 130-4. PMID 8453827 doi: 10.1177/000992289303200301 . Urinary Tract Infections and the Uncircumcised State: An Update. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  2. Wiswell TE, Smith FR, Bass JW. Decreased incidence of urinary tract infections in circumcised male infants. Pediatrics 1983 may;75(5):901-3
  3. Wiswell TE. Circumcision and urinary tract infections. Pediatrics 1986; 77: 267-8.
  4. Wiswell TE, Roscelli JD. Corroborative evidence for the decreased incidence of urinary tract infection in circumcised male infants. Pediatrics 1986;78:96-99.
  5. Wiswell TE, Enzenauer RW, Holton ME, Cornish JD, Hankins CT. Declining frequency of circumcision: implications for changes in the absolute incidence and male to female sex ratio of urinary tract infections in early infancy. Pediatrics 1987; 79: 338-42.
  6. Wiswell TE, Hachey WE. Urinary tract infections and the uncircumcised state: an update. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 1993; 32: 130-4.
  7. AAP Task Force on Circumcision. Circumcision Policy Statement. Pediatrics 1999;103(3):686-693.
  8. Van Howe RS. Effect of confounding in the association between circumcision status and urinary tract infection. J Infect 2005;51(1):59-68.
  9. Morris, Brian (2007). Vernon Quaintance. ed. Sex and circumcision: What every woman needs to know.. London, England: Gilgal Society. 
  10. Thomas, A. (2005). "Case histories and experiences of circumcision". In Vernon Quaintance. Circumcision: An Ethomedical Study. Fourth Edition. London, England: The Gilgal Society. pp. 191. EMS-EN 0304-2. 
  11. Christopher P Price. Male Non-therapeutic circumcision: The Legal and Ethical Issues. In Male and Female Circumcision, Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice (Denniston GC, Hodges FM and Milos MF eds.) New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 1999: 425-454.
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