The Tragic Case of David Reimer: Psychological Experiment Gone Wrong

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The Tragic Case of David Reimer

Born as Bruce Peter Reimer on August 22, 1965, in Winnipeg, Ontario, the case of David Reimer remains one of the most famous in medical history.

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Twins with Phimosis

At the age of six months, both Reimer and his identical twin, Brian, were diagnosed with a condition called phimosis, which affects the penis. Both Reimer and Brian went underwent circumcision to resolve the condition. While Brian’s circumcision was successful, Reimer’s failed.

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