Mission Statement

These pages are dedicated to the purpose of exploring issues concerning the removal of blood from the human body, centering around the issues of circumcision, both male and female, and venesection; the letting of blood for medicinal purposes. We have collected information from both academic and non-academic texts, journals, and electronic media; we have also collected illustrations and other images from various sources. These pages will explore the letting of blood in two of its traditional functions; religious and medical.

(Christina Close, Shannon Farney, and Tracy Ortman)


This page was constructed as part of a college course. Some of the images contained in these pages are of a sensitive, adult nature and should be viewed with discretion.