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Lewis Albert Sayre (February 29, 1820 – September 21, 1900) was a leading American orthopedic surgeon of the 19th century. Sayre was a principal founder of the Bellevue Hospital Medical College and of the American Medical Association, of which he was elected vice-president in 1866, and president in 1880.

Sayre is famous for having performed the first male circumcision for medical treatment in the United States. Sayre (1870) published a paper to report his success in curing a boy of paralysis by cirumcision.[1] Sayre (1870) also published a paper to report his success in curing epilepsy by circumcision.[2]

Sayre (1875) published a paper to report that the foreskin causes curvature of the spine, paralysis of the bladder, and clubfoot.[3]

See also

References

  1. REFjournal Sayre, Lewis A. (1870): Partial paralysis from reflex irritation, caused by congenital phimosis and adherent prepuce, in: Transactions of the American Medical Association. 21: 205-211.
  2. REFjournal Sayre, Lewis A. (15 July 1870): Circumcision versus epilepsy, etc; Transcription of the New York Pathological Society meeting of June 8, 1870, in: Medical Record. 5 (10): 231-234.
  3. REFjournal Sayre, Lewis A. (1875): Spinal anaemia with partial paralysis and want of coordination, from irritation of the genital organs, in: Transactions of the American Medical Association. 26: 255-274.