Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Enemas

  • An “enematic” saga

    F. Gonzalez-Crussi Chicago, Illinois, USA   Primitive method of administering an enema, by blowing directly without the use of an injector1 Apothecary holding an enema syringe2 “The Enema”3 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…