Jonathan Hutchinson

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Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (23 July 1828 – 23 June 1913) was an English surgeon, ophthalmologist, dermatologist, venereologist, and pathologist.


  • Taking, then, this fact as established, it suggests itself as probable that circumcision was by Divine command made obligatory upon the Jews, not solely as a religious ordinance, but also with a view to the protection of health.... One is led to ask, witnessing the frightful ravages of syphilis in the present day, whether it might not be worth while for Christians to adopt the practice.
    • 1857, The New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal, volume 13, page 393

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