Circumcision training school

The Brith Milah School, established at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital in 1968, was the world’s first-ever (and only?) school for circumcision training. It was a two-year program followed by a one-year internship. (Seems like a lot of training for a relatively simple operation. Though I guess it's important not to mess it up.)

The first class graduated in 1970, but by the 1980s the school evidently no longer existed. According to a 1989 story on JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) it “ran into problems when it could not get malpractice insurance for trainees who were not physicians.”

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle - Mar 22, 1968

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle - Dec 25, 1970

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Nov 21, 2018
     Category: Body Modifications | Surgery | 1960s

I immediately thought about the Seinfeld episode where the mohel is plying his trade bouncing around in the back seat of a NYC taxicab.
Posted by Virtual on 11/21/18 at 10:33 AM
Here's another take on the same concept, Virtual:

I laughed until I couldn't breathe when I first saw this in 1975.
Posted by KDP on 11/21/18 at 08:52 PM
I remember seeing that one. Those Aykroyd commercials were killers. Here's one I hadn't seen. Came across it while looking for the Bass-O-Matic:
Posted by Virtual on 11/23/18 at 01:16 PM
I heard that one mohel had a sale: Circumcisions, half off!
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 11/27/18 at 04:53 PM
Said the mohel before the circumcision, "it won't be long now!"
Posted by Pops on 11/28/18 at 01:38 PM
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