To the Editor.—

The diligent and thoughtful efforts of Wiswell and his collaborators in pursuing the original observation of Ginsburg and McCracken,1 that urinary tract infections in male infants occurred more frequently among those who were uncircumcised, have led to some rethinking of previous recommendations regarding routine circumcision. In the most recent report, Wiswell and Geschke2 neatly summarize the minimal risk of properly performed circumcisions and provide important new information regarding the serious threat to health and life itself that urinary tract infections pose to afflicted uncircumcised male neonates.

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