Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: enema

  • An “enematic” saga

    F. Gonzalez-CrussiChicago, Illinois, USA Those of us who have managed to survive sixty, seventy, or more years remember that the enema or clyster was, by far, the commonest home remedy in the twentieth century. (Enema: “Liquid or gaseous substance, either medicinal or alimentary, introduced mechanically into the rectum.”) No family was without the rubber bottle,…