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Clyster Syringe
1800s

19th-century enema
This wood-handled clyster syringe dates from the 1800s. At that time, the administration of a clyster, or enema, was one of the most familiar and standard medical treatments. Doctors injected various kinds of fluids--as well as vapors such as tobacco smoke--in efforts to treat bowel complaints and humoral imbalances.

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Handle made of wood
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