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"But the Turkish operation -- while yielding to tradition -- was a strictly medical procedure with a local anaesthetic being applied before the foreskin was removed with a sort of soldering- iron gun that cuts through the flesh and seals the wound behind it at the same time."
"The boys being circumcised Tuesday -- aged between two and 11 -- were a mixture of ashen-faced fear and confused apprehension as they awaited their turn with the team of eight surgeons and their assistants.
Divided into groups of eight, it took just one nervous wail to get everyone else crying, but once the local anaesthetic took effect they calmed down and generally looked on at the goings-on between their legs with keen interest."
"It takes about five to eight minutes to do each person," an army doctor told Reuters. "If you want, I would be happy to do you and your colleagues."
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