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.