LARGE CIVIL WAR HARD RUBBER SYRINGE

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Item Code: 413-168

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Black hard rubber syringes from various makers were purchased by the Union Medical Department during the Civil War for various medical procedures.  Among those procedures were for rectal infusion of liquids, application of medication to the eyes, ears, and other orifices.

Brown hard rubber syringe measures approximately 9” long overall. It has a reservoir that is 4.5” long and 1.25” in diameter. Plunger has finger ring on end and works properly. 2.5” long tip. Both the tip and plunger ends screw on/off. Syringe is unmarked.

There is a crack on one side of the reservoir. Otherwise, item is in good condition.  [jet] [ph:m]

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