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Ivory enema syringe, France, 1701-1800

Science Museum, London


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Enemas were used to insert liquids into the rectum as medical treatments. This syringe is made from ivory. Enemas are still used today as a method for delivering medicines into the body, treatment for constipation or as part of alternative medical traditions. maker: Unknown maker Place made: France


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Ivory enema syringe, France, 1701-1800. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

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