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Exploring the nature vs. nurture controversy through the case of Canadian David Reimer, who was severely injured during circumcision as an infant in 1965 and was raised as Brenda following surgery 22 months later. This course of treatment was becoming standard in cases of newborns with "ambiguous" genitalia. But Brenda wasn't growing up happily. "The child was not developing as presented," says "nurture" theory foe Milton Diamond of the University of Hawaii. Brenda's schoolmates put it differently, as her mother sorrowfully recalls. They called her "caveman."