Rectal Syringe

Rectal Syringe

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Description
Rectal syringe designed for applying ointment, for the relief of hemorrhoids or piles. Inscriptions on the cardboard box read “HARD RUBBER / PILE PIPE / Philadelphia New York.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syringe
pile pipe
syringe, rectal
Other Terms
Non-Hypodermic
Physical Description
rubber, hard (plunger, screw material)
rubber, hard (overall material)
Measurements
box: 1 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 3.81 cm x 11.1125 cm x 3.4925 cm
syringe: 4 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in; x 10.4775 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1978.0883.139
accession number
1978.0883
catalog number
1978.0883.139
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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