Needles and coins – the strange world of medical mementos

My daughter recently had her infant son circumcised in Canada. I was surprised by the look of absolute horror in the eyes of some of my friends when I told them.

Medical mementos

Equally surprising to me was a question posed by my daughter’s nurse after the procedure. Did she want to retain the foreskin?

I was shocked by the suggestion, as was my daughter. Do people actually want it? Yes, a number do, it seems. (My daughter was also asked if she wanted the placenta after delivery. She declined both offers.)

Obviously I am not keeping up with modern surgical

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