The Clyster Syringe: A Historical and Medical Analysis

Enemas, also known as clysters, have a fascinating history dating back to ancient times. The Egyptians were among the first to employ them as a remedy for various anal ailments like piles, providing relief and treatment for such conditions.
The Clyster syringe, (also spelled in the 17th Century, `glister’) is an old-fashioned word for enema, more particularly for enemas administered using a Clyster syringe — that is, a syringe with a rectal nozzle and a plunger.

Medicine in a Historical Context

From ancient healing practices to cutting-edge technologies, Medicine in a Historical Context, offers a comprehensive view of the field’s history. Medicine in a Historical Context Trepanning Trepanation, also known as trepanning, is one of humanity’s oldest forms of surgery and also one of its most gruesome. The Wandering Womb and Female Hysteria The condition has its roots in ancient medical […]