Self administering enema syringe, Europe, before 1935
- before 1935 in Europe
Reservoir enema syringe, for self-administration
Enema syringes vary in shape and material but they are all intended to introduce liquids such as medications or purgatives into the body via the rectum – a once very common medical procedure. After the ivory nozzle was inserted into the anus, liquid was pumped through the metal tubing from the metal reservoir. It allowed a person to give themselves the enema rather than relying on a physician or nurse and so was probably used in the home.
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overall (folded): 251 mm x 92 mm x 47 mm, .8 kg
- enema syringe
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- enema equipment
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