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February 28, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(9):239. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390840015001d

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In the Medical Record of New York for May 10, 1879, I presented to the medical profession the Metro Clyst. I now desire to call attention to a modification of this instrument which makes it available for the diseases of the rectum and surrounding pelvic structures. The instrument was skillfully constructed for me in April of last year by Messrs. Reynders & Co., of New York city. It is of hard rubber, and consists of a cylindrical frame or cage traversed by a central tube. This arrangement insures the easy exit of the injected fluid. Any ordinary syringe can, by means of rubber tubing, be attached to it. My preference in the use of hot water is for the syphon.

Thanks to the genius of Dr. T. A. Emmet, we all now appreciate the indispensable value of hot water in inflammation and as a hæmostatic. Though I have not yet

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