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May 1974

Pediatrics in Art: An African Brass Miniature

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(5):690. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110240076009

A 19th century miniature brass sculpture of the Ashanti in Africa shows the use of enemas in children. Enemas were required because of the "binding diet" of these peoples, consisting largely of plantain, yams, and cassava.

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