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Date

c. 1890

Description

The enema syringe was used to inject fluid into the lower bowel region by way of the rectum. It was most commonly used to relieve constipation or for bowel cleansing before a medical procedure/ examination.

The tin case was produced by “Boots The Chemists, Sick Room Requisites And Surgical Department.”

The enema syringe is marked “Guaranteed English Make Best Quality.” In addition, the syringe seemed to have broken due to age and the condition of the rubber.

Item Type

medical equipment

Material Type

mixed

Number of Pieces

8

Date Uploaded

07.27.2017

Dimensions

17.3 x 9.5 x 6.4

Dimensions Notes

Measurement is of the tin case. All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.

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