What Professionals in
Psychology and Psychiatry are Saying
|"This pioneering work is of riveting interest
to all who have ever wondered about circumcision or who are looking
for clues to explain certain male feelings, attitudes, and
Ph.D., lecturer and author,
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical
|Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma is a
significant contribution to the field of psychology and a valuable
resource to help prepare clinicians for future disclosures of
feelings about circumcision by men."
|"A penetrating landmark study that raises
disturbing questions and yet offers a real message of hope for a
more peaceful future."
Director of the Institute for
|"This book is required reading for all
psychiatrist, Easton, Pa.
|"A highly intelligent and dramatic
investigation into an area that has been ignored because of taboo."
Ph.D., psychotherapist and author,
President of the Association for Birth
What Other Professionals are
|"I welcome Ronald Goldman's beautiful and
powerful book on circumcision. It is the most enlightening and
dependable examination of a most important aspect of human life. I
hope it will be widely read."
renowned anthropologist and author
|"I hope Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma
will be read by men and women because it will force us to confront
the unrecognized personal and social harm that results from this
of Fire in the Belly
|"This provocative analysis of circumcision's
potential impact on men and gender relations merits serious
Professor of Sociology, Florida State
|"A revealing explanation of the
misunderstanding in the medical community about this practice."
pediatrician, Plainview, NY
|"I am very impressed with the depth of
Goldman's research and his willingness to deal so thoroughly with
the most important question of the possible effect of circumcision
of Why Men Are the Way They Are
|"Goldman casts a wide, fine mesh net and hauls
in all the fishy arguments and speculations that disqualify
circumcision as a health care procedure."
—John Money, Ph.D.,
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and
Medical Psychology, Johns Hopkins School of
|"I always knew that circumcision was a
procedure with roots at a level much deeper than that of a mere
'medical' procedure. Finally, Ronald Goldman has written a
courageous book that makes the strongest possible case for
abandoning circumcision once and for all—for the health of all of
us, men and women alike."
Northrup, M.D., obstetrician,
author of Women's Bodies, Women's
|"Goldman's book, though long-overdue, is
Ph.D., child development educator,
author of Your Baby &
|"Impressive and moving."
social anthropologist and childbirth educator,
author of The Complete Book of
What Readers are
|"The number one Must Read Book of the decade.
Incredible, clearly thought out, brilliantly edited and masterfully
written book …innovatively and exhaustively researched .… Read this
if you have to in small doses, but read it; it will change the way
you view our world."
|"I strongly recommend this book for
giving...sometimes passion can be scary, but simple information can
be transforming. This book provides the right amount of both."
|"Groundbreaking, brilliant, must-read book on
an important topic. By the very depth of its commitment to the truth
about this issue, and the logic and poetry of its presentation, it
should appeal to anyone with any interest in children, men, or
|"The most complete source of information on
-Robert Van Howe,
|"The best researched and clearest text on the
|"Dr. Goldman's book, Circumcision: The Hidden
Trauma, is a must-have reference for professionals and all others
who want the real facts about the practice of circumcision in a
competently compiled, compassionate, and well written form."
|"Reading this book has permanently changed my
perspectives on our society, and therefore, on my practice of
medicine. This book is profoundly fascinating and disturbing. It is
not for the weak and insecure. It is extremely well-written and
well-researched. I highly recommend it."
|"Dr. Goldman's work is a must-read for all
people who seek a better knowledge of their society and a deeper
understanding of themselves."