The History of Circumcision 

The History of Male Circumcision (ICIFP)
TIMELINE. "1832... Claude-Francois Lallemand circumcises a patient to cure him from nocturnal seminal emissions."

Circumcision in the USA (History of Circumcision) 
"In the United States circumcision emerged at the same time as in Britain and for much the same reasons: hostility to masturbation, delusions about congenital phimosis, fear of diseases like syphilis and cancer."

Dr. Kellogg's Prescription (The History of Circumcision)
"A remedy which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision, especially when there is any degree of phimosis.  The operation should be performed without administering an anaesthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind,.."