Reservoir for an Eguisier's enema, French, 1855-1900
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.
- Object Number:
- enema syringe
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- enema equipment
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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