Lindsay R. Watson

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Lindsay R. Watson, BScHons, DipTchg, is an independent New Zealand researcher. His book Unspeakable Mutilations is a product of his researches into the changing attitudes and treatment of male sexuality during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is currently researching the New Zealand history of the social and health issues related to the non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors, from ancient Polynesia to the present. He has also researched the New Zealand purity campaigns of Henry Bligh of the Australasian White Cross League (1902-1930).

Publications

  • Lindsay R. Watson, "Unspeakable Mutilations", CreateSpace (2014)
  • REFjournal Watson, Lindsay R. (2014): The Universal Condition: Medical Constructions of 'Congenital Phimosis' in Twentieth Century New Zealand and their Implications for Child Rearing, in: Health & History. 16 (1): 87-106.
  • REFjournal Watson, Lindsay R. (2013): Tom Tiddler's Ground: Irregular Practitioners and Male Sexual Problems in New Zealand, 1858-1908, in: Medical History. 57 (4): 537-558.