Marilyn Milos graciously asked me to assist with the NOCIRC booth at the American Academy of Pediatrics annual conference. Today was the first day. Upon arrival, we immediately became aware of the AccuCirc booth. I had previously briefly seen a brochure entitled “AccuCirc Physician Training Manual.” I decided I would approach the booth and talk to the individuals there.
Standing in front of two men behind the AccuCirc table, I picked up the “Physician Training Manual” from their rack and began to thumb through it. The severe looking gentleman with the weathered features and sky blue eyes asked me some question I didn’t quite make out as I was aghast at the photos of torture contained therein.
I asked him where the device was made. He said, ‘In the good ol’ red, white and blue USA.” Or something similarly strange. He then asked me who I was with. Wearing an exhibitor’s badge with the name NOCIRC on it, I didn’t feel I could or needed to hide the fact. I asked him where in the US the product was made. He said words to the effect, “Why? Are you going to picket us?” I responded, “No, I’m not personally. I live here.” I then asked him if I could take the “Physician Training Manual” that I was holding. He paused for a few seconds and then abruptly snatched it out of my hands. He then said he would prefer that I go back to my own booth and leave them alone.
Below is a page from their “Physician Training Manual.” Looks like torture to me. Notice the disrespectful way the plastic twisting device grips the prepuce in a knot before step three hides the mass to be chopped out of view within the plastic tube.
Can’t get enough? Click on the image above for a better look or check out the complete “Manual” for examples of complications common to the “other guys’ products.”