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Enema syringe, France, 1855-1900

Science Museum, London

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Medicinal liquids or water were stored in the brass reservoir to be pumped through the green tubing and inserted into the rectum as an enema. Enemas were a popular way of giving medical treatments until the 1850s when the hypodermic syringe slowly came into use. The machine is named after its inventor, Eguisier, who was a French doctor. maker: Unknown maker Place made: France



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Enema syringe, France, 1855-1900. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY


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