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.
Number of Pieces
17.3 x 9.5 x 6.4
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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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing: Historical Collection. (2017). "Enema Syringe Set - 1" [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/84