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Circumcision (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Robert Ferry Jr., MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio & Lieutenant Colonel Medical Corps, 162nd Area Support Medical Company, Army National Guard

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author:Bradley E Chatlin, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Erik D Barton, MD, MS, Associate Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

Editors:Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Steven L Bernstein, MD, Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine.


Last Editorial Review: 3/20/2008

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