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Title: Rules and Directions for the Employment of Injections in Various Diseases
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    RULES AND DIRECTIONS

    FOR THE

    EMPLOYMENT OF INJECTIONS

    IN VARIOUS DISEASES;

    WITH QUOTATIONS FROM DISTINGUISHED
    MEDICAL AUTHORS.

    [Illustration: TRADE-MARK-LOGO]

    PRINTED TO ACCOMPANY

    LEWIS'S IMPROVED PORTABLE SYRINGES,

    OR DOMESTIC INJECTING APPARATUS.

    BOSTON      1857.



    Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1856,

    BY THOMAS LEWIS,

    In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.


    PRINTED BY ALFRED MUDGE & SON, 21 SCHOOL ST.



 INJECTIONS.



 PREFACE.


 Heretofore one of the greatest objections to the free use of
 Injections, as a domestic remedy, has been the inconvenience and clumsy
 size of the instruments employed for the purpose, and the manner of
 their construction, such as to render them liable in a short time to
 get out of repair, and become worthless. It had therefore become a
 matter of necessity that a new instrument should be introduced, that
 could be used with ease either for injecting the bowels of children,
 for female uses, or for self-administration. The new instrument which
 is herewith offered to the public, termed the Improved Portable
 Syringe, or Domestic Injecting Apparatus, we have taken great pains
 with to perfect, so as to overcome the many serious objections
 entertained against the old ones, and which we flatter ourselves we
 have succeeded in doing, by constructing it in such a manner as to
 render it impossible for it to get out of repair, unless by the abuse
 of the user. Its size makes it extremely portable, so much so that
 it can be carried in the pocket without the least inconvenience; and
 being made on the principle of the pump, is capable of injecting any
 given quantity of fluid without being taken to pieces, or altered
 in the least, and with any degree of force or rapidity that may be
 necessary; and in connection with the crooked or angular tube, can be
 used by an invalid without any assistance or difficulty, therefore
 making it a very superior and convenient instrument for self use.
 Also, in connection with the vaginal tube, as a female syringe, and
 with the small tube for injecting the bowels of children, which is a
 very difficult matter with the common instruments formerly used for
 the purpose. One very important feature in this instrument is, that
 an injection of which gruel forms a part will be found to be as easily
 administered as one more fluid, therefore rendering it invaluable
 to physicians and others who have frequently to resort to such an
 Instrument, and are annoyed to find the instruments with which most
 families are supplied will not answer the purpose.

 This little book of rules and directions, which has been carefully
 prepared by an experienced physician, and which is herewith presented
 to our readers as an accompaniment to the Improved Portable Syringe,
 is not intended as a _medical work or treatise on the human system_,
 which are often printed to accompany instruments of the kind, and
 which few people ever read or care about, but is intended merely as a
 guide in the administration of the more simple remedies in the form of
 injections, well knowing that the majority of the people had rather
 rely on the advice of an experienced physician in all critical cases
 than their own judgment, formed from reading books of the kind.

   BOSTON, January, 1856.



 The Uses of Injections.


 Injections, or Clysters, are liquid substances or medicines injected
 into the lower intestines by mechanical means, for the purpose of
 promoting alvine discharges, relieving costiveness and cleansing the
 bowels. They are also sometimes administered to nourish and support
 patients who cannot swallow aliment, to evacuate the bowels without
 purging, to affect the system through the intestines, to remove worms
 from the rectum, to cure other disorders of the rectum, to lessen
 diarrhœa or dysentery, to alleviate spasms in the stomach and
 intestines, to produce other medicinal effects in the stomach, when
 all other curative means are too irritating. Prompt in operation,
 they are very useful in inflammatory affections of the bladder, womb,
 liver, kidneys, and lungs; and for the relief of hysterics, croup,
 determination of blood to the head, and convulsions; also in urethral
 strictures, urinal retention, flooding after child-birth, and in
 removing the after-birth, when nature fails to do so. When warm, they
 are of the greatest service in cases of suspended animation; and for
 the purpose of nutrition they alone have prolonged life for over ten
 weeks. Carefully administered, they are always safe.



 Authorities upon Injections.


 It is not necessary to accumulate the evidence of physicians concerning
 their utility. Every practitioner of medicine can recall the cases, in
 which a perfect syringe would have saved hours of pain, and in which
 he could find only the most inefficient aid from a leaky barrel and a
 loose piston.

 Dr. Pereira, of London, author of one of the best treatises on
 Therapeutics, says: "Warm water is injected into the rectum to excite
 alvine discharges, to promote the hæmorrhoidal flux, to diminish
 irritation in the large intestine, or in some neighboring organ, as the
 uterus, bladder, prostate gland, &c.; and to bring on the menstrual
 action. Thrown into the vagina, it is used to allay uterine irritation
 and pain, and to promote the uterine discharge." And again:

 "Cold water is thrown into the rectum to check hæmorrhage, to expel
 worms, to allay local pain, to rouse the patient in poisoning by opium."

 Dr. Thompson, also of London, speaks "favorably of the effects of cold
 water introduced into the vagina, in uterine hæmorrhage."

 Dr. Copland, the editor of the Medical Dictionary, says, that in cases
 of intestinal spasm or colic, "the spirit of turpentine thus employed
 is an efficacious remedy, especially when much flatulent distention is
 associated with spasm."

 Dr. Copland also says: "In some cases of lead colic, I have found the
 colon so enormously distended, from flatus and loss of contractile
 power, that I could distinguish its form and course, in the different
 abdominal regions, by the eye, when standing at a considerable distance
 from the patient; and yet the bowel has been restored to its healthy
 state by repeated injections containing turpentine, castor oil, &c.,
 aided by stimulating friction on the spine."

 In the colic of the young and plethoric, Dr. Charles A. Lee, of New
 York, says: "A very successful mode of treatment in these cases, is
 that of gradually forcing up, by injection, a large quantity of some
 bland fluid until it reaches the seat of obstruction or of spasm, when
 a speedy evacuation and relief will generally follow. In many instances
 it will be required to repeat it, before this result takes place; but,
 in all curable cases, if reasonably applied, more speedy relief may be
 expected from this means than almost any other."

 The following extract from "an oration delivered by Dr. Burne, before
 the London Medical Society," will show the importance and extensive
 utility of injections as a means of restoring the alimentary system to
 its natural state of activity.

 "An undue retention of the intestinal excretions is another source of
 disorder and of disease arising out of civilized life. It is produced
 by affections of the mind, by indigestion, by inattention to the calls
 of nature, and mechanical obstruction from organic disease, which last
 is frequently excited by the retained excretions themselves.

 "The undue retention of the excretions takes place in the larger (or
 lower) intestines, for until the excrementitious matter arrives here,
 there is no reason to believe that its propulsion is arrested, although
 it may be less at one time than at another.

 "The undue retention of the excrementitious matter allows of the
 absorption of its more liquid parts, which is a source of great
 impurity to the blood; and the excretions, thus rendered hard and
 knotty, act more or less as extraneous substances, and by their
 irritation induce a determination of blood to the intestines and to the
 neighboring viscera, which ultimately ends in inflammation and organic
 change of the bowels.

 "It has also a great effect on the whole system; it causes a
 determination of blood to the head, which oppresses the brain and
 dejects the mind; it deranges the functions of the stomach, causes
 flatulency, and produces a general state of discomfort.

 "In civilized life, then, the causes which are most generally and
 continually operating in the production of disorder and of disease
 are, affections of the mind, improper diet, and retention of intestinal
 excretions."

 Dr. J. G. Gunn, in his interesting medical work, entitled "Gunn's
 Domestic Medicine," published in 1850, for the benefit of the people,
 speaking of injections as a domestic remedy, says:

 "Language almost fails to express the great value of this innocent
 and powerful remedy in very many of the diseases to which mankind are
 daily and even hourly subject; and I most seriously regret to say that
 it is a remedy not only too little known but too seldom used, both by
 physicians and in families. This disregard for the great virtues of
 injections must either arise from the supposition that the operation is
 too troublesome, or from a false and foolish delicacy, which forbids
 the use of an instrument by which the lives of thousands have been
 preserved in extremely critical circumstances, and with which every
 mistress of a family should be perfectly acquainted, so as to be able
 to use when required in sickness. And I do here most positively assert,
 and that, too, from my own experience, that hundreds to whom I have
 been called in cases of cholic must have died had it not been for
 the immediate relief given by injections. I will mention one strong
 instance to prove the correctness of my assertion. While practising
 in the State of Virginia, I was called on, at midnight, to attend a
 stranger, who had arrived but a few moments before in the mail stage.
 This gentleman was one of the judges of the supreme court in the State
 of New York. He stated to me that the cholic had been coming on him for
 a considerable time before the stage stopped. By the time I arrived his
 misery was so extreme that he repeatedly exclaimed, "I must die unless
 immediate relief is given me." After administering all the remedies
 which are usually given in such cases, without any relief, I commenced
 administering injections of water, pleasantly warm. On the first being
 thrown up the bowels he experienced more relief than had been produced
 by all the other remedies I had tried. He felt an immediate exemption
 from pain, and after two or three more had been given, a copious
 discharge by the stool followed, and he was entirely restored.

 "Injections principally act by exciting the lower portion of the
 intestinal tube, and sometimes from the effects of sympathy. In the
 latter case the discharges are generally copious, or in other words,
 of large quantity; and to produce these full discharges by stool,
 the injections of warm water, tempered so as to be pleasant to the
 feelings of the patient, may be frequently administered, and in such
 quantities as the bowels will bear. I have continued to give these
 injections of warm water for an hour or more, in many instances,
 before I could overcome or subdue spasm or cholic, and in cases of
 great constipation. In fevers and inflammations, injections made of
 slippery elm bark, which I have frequently directed and administered,
 tend to cool the whole system, allay the heat and irritation of the
 bowels, and gently assist the operation of the medicine which has
 been given. They will also produce a determination to the skin, which
 means a gentle moisture or sweat. Tepid or warm water always opens the
 bowels, but the very reverse of this practice is sometimes resorted to
 in desperate circumstances and with great advantages by some of the
 most distinguished physicians. In cases of very obstinate constipation
 relief has frequently been obtained when all other remedies had failed,
 by an injection of the coldest water, even of iced water. There are
 many persons who are constitutionally subject to costiveness. This
 costiveness arises from a variety of causes, such as diseased liver,
 indigestion, torpor of the bowels, and from improper food being taken
 into the stomach and bowels, which will generally produce spasms or
 cholic pains, depression of spirits, &c. All these can be easily
 remedied by a simple injection of water thrown up the bowels, which
 relieves them of their load, and the mind and feelings soon experience
 an agreeable change. You who are always taking medicines to keep your
 bowels open and whose stomachs are becoming exhausted and worn out
 by medical drugs, let me entreat you, as a friend and physician, who
 has witnessed throughout France the great and surprising benefits
 arising from this simple operation, to abandon the idea of constantly
 taking medicines for the purpose. In France there is scarcely a family
 unprovided with an injecting apparatus, which is always used when there
 is the slightest obstruction or costiveness of the bowels. These people
 mostly use a simple clyster of milk and water, and sometimes water
 alone; in summer they use cold water, and in winter, water pleasantly
 warm. It is to the warm bath and the common use of injections that
 are to be attributed, in a great degree, the cheerful dispositions,
 the uniform health, and the practical philosophy with which these
 people bear the hardships and misfortunes of life. In fact, if you
 take from a French physician the warm bath and the injecting pipe,
 he cannot practise medicine with any kind of success. The importance
 of injections, both in the hands of physicians and families, has
 become so well known, and is now so highly valued, as to call forth
 the commendations of the most eminent physicians of both Europe and
 America. Injections constitute one of the most powerful, innocent,
 mild, and beneficial remedies known in the science and practice of
 medicine."

 [Illustration: VIEW OF

 LEWIS'S IMPROVED PORTABLE SYRINGE,

 OR

 DOMESTIC INJECTING APPARATUS.]



 DESCRIPTION.


  A--_Base of Instrument_, connected by a screw, containing a cavity and
  valve, through which the fluid is drawn into the Barrel.

  B--_Barrel_, containing the Piston or Plunger.

  C--_Cap_, connected with the Barrel by a screw.

  D--_Piston Rod_, surmounted by a metallic handle, terminating within
  the Barrel by the Piston or Plunger.

  E--_Metallic Chamber_, containing a valve, to which is connected, by a
  screw, the flexible Tube.

  F--_Flexible Tube_, to the end of which are attached, as they may be
  needed, the different pipes.

  G--_Straight Pipe_, for injecting the bowels of adults, to be attached
  to the flexible Tube, when used with an assistant.

  H--_Crooked or Angular Tube_, to be used for self-administration.

  I--_Small Pipe_, for injecting the bowels of children.

  J--_Female_ or _Vaginal Tube_.



 DIRECTIONS FOR USE.


 For Self-administration.

 Attach the crooked or angular tube, H, to the end of the flexible tube,
 F; place the fluid intended for use in a basin opposite you; introduce
 the pipe, and sit down upon it, holding the instrument upright in the
 basin with one hand, and working the piston with the other.


 For use with an Assistant.

 If the instrument is to be used by an assistant, (as is often the case
 in sickness by a nurse,) the straight pipe, G, should be used instead
 of the crooked or angular one.


 For Children.

 For injecting the bowels of children, use the small pipe, I.


 For Female or Vaginal Uses.

 Attach the long pipe, J. (See Vaginal Injections.)


 The Piston, or Plunger, and the Care of the same.

 If the instrument has stood some time without use, or has been kept
 in a dry or warm place, the leather of which it is composed may have
 become dry; it should therefore be withdrawn from the barrel and
 immersed in warm water, (not hot.) It should then, after remaining a
 short time, be saturated with melted tallow or sweet oil, which will
 restore the suppleness to the leather and cause it to work easily
 within the barrel. If the instrument has stood in a very cold place,
 the leather of course would become chilled. This can be easily set
 right by merely immersing the barrel of the syringe in a basin of warm
 water. The interior of the barrel may sometimes become rough by means
 of matter adhering to it that has been used in the instrument, such as
 gruel, or other thick injections, and may cause an obstruction to the
 working of the plunger. The barrel should, therefore, in such cases, be
 thoroughly washed out with warm soapsuds before returning the plunger
 to its place. _The leather with which this is constructed is prepared
 in a peculiar manner, expressly for the proprietor, so that it will_
 _not dry hard, and can be used for a long time without parting with its
 oily matter._

 N. B.--Extra leathers for the plunger can be obtained of the
 proprietor, or his agents, and sent to any place by mail. _Price 12½
 cents._


 The Valves.

 These consist of small mineral balls, and are operated in an improved
 chamber or cavity, which allows them to always work well, and are not
 liable to stick or become wedged, as has been the case with instruments
 formerly made with this kind of a valve. They are greatly superior to
 India-rubber valves, which soon, by the action of the fluid, become
 unfit for use. Should the valves by any means be lost, a common marble,
 if round, will answer the purpose. ☞ After the instrument has been
 used for administering any thick injection, it should be thoroughly
 cleansed by pumping some clear water through it, and all sediment which
 may remain in the valve chambers, A and E, should be removed, or it may
 cause an obstruction to the working of the valves.

 N. B.--_Be careful not to put the instrument away wet, or it will
 injure the box._


 The Flexible Tube.

 The reader will observe that the couplings to which the flexible tube
 is attached are made with a neck, which is inserted into the orifice
 of the tube, the compression of which, when on, holds it firmly in
 its place. ☞ If at any time the flexible tube should be injured
 so as to be unfit for use, a new one can be forwarded by mail to any
 place, on application to either of the proprietor's agents, and it can
 be readily attached without the least trouble by any person. _Price of
 Flexible Tube, 25 cents._


 Withdrawal of the Piston.

 Persons may sometimes withdraw the piston or plunger from the barrel,
 and on account of its peculiar construction be unable to return it
 again. Therefore, please observe that it is composed of two round
 pieces of leather, which are turned in opposite directions over the
 metallic plates--_the upper one turning up, the lower one turning
 down_. With the leathers thus arranged, it is to be introduced sideways
 into the barrel, and the portion of the lower leather which remains
 outside of the barrel gradually and carefully pressed in with the thumb
 nail. ☞ But in so doing be very careful not to cut or injure the
 leather. N. B.--Silver Plated Syringes, suitable for using nitrate of
 silver, furnished to order at short notice. (See _Nitrate of Silver
 Injections_.)


 Peculiarities of the Improved Portable Syringe.

 The peculiarity of this instrument, which renders it superior to others
 heretofore used, consists in the mode of constructing the valves
 and valve chambers. Many of the celebrated instruments with which
 the market has been heretofore supplied have been constructed with
 cylindrical valve chambers, having a flat seat for the valve to rest
 upon, through which is an orifice for the passage of the fluid. The
 valve itself consists of a circular piece of India-rubber, the diameter
 of which is somewhat less than that of the chamber, in order to allow
 the fluid to flow by it when the valve is raised. There are several
 serious objections to these valves. The India-rubber in a short time
 enlarges when in use so as entirely to obstruct the passage of the
 fluid, especially when a warm injection is used, which quickly softens
 and moistens the rubber. The valve, too, in such cases, if made so
 small and light as to avoid this evil, is liable to double or fold up,
 and is drawn through the orifice in the valve neck into the barrel of
 the instrument, and thereby entirely stops its working.

 In the instrument now offered to the public, these objections are
 entirely obviated by using for a valve a small mineral ball, which
 rests upon a concave seat, to which it is nicely adjusted. The ball,
 being of a material which does not absorb water, never becomes enlarged
 by use; and it is obvious that it can never be drawn through the
 orifice into the body of the instrument. It is also a self-adjusting
 valve, the friction of the ball on its seat having a constant tendency
 to make them fit together more accurately. The mineral balls are
 acknowledged to be much more durable than the India-rubber disks; and
 as an instrument is serviceable only while all its parts are fit for
 use, it is apparent that the new instrument will last much longer than
 those which have been constructed in the manner described.


 Care and Preservation of the Instrument.

 In all cases, after the instrument has been used for injecting any
 medicinal preparation, gruel, or in fact anything except clear water,
 care should be taken to thoroughly cleanse it before laying it aside,
 or it will become foul. This can be easily effected by pumping through
 it some pure water, which will generally remove all sediment that may
 be left in the instrument. If an injection containing oil has been
 used, strong soapsuds will be required to remove the oily matter. If
 in cleansing the syringe the plunger is withdrawn from the barrel,
 great care should be taken that the leather is not injured in returning
 it again. (_See Directions for Use._)

 As this instrument is composed wholly of the best of Britannia, and
 not of part lead, like most of the instruments of the kind, it can
 be easily kept clean and bright as when new, by rubbing it smartly
 for a moment with a piece of soft flannel or wash-leather. The little
 trouble occasioned by this process will be amply repaid by the handsome
 appearance of the apparatus.


 Common Injections.

 Take of cold or warm water about three quarters of a pint. These are
 the most simple injections for costiveness, and are generally very
 effective in their action. Cold water is highly recommended by Dr.
 Jackson, of Boston, in cases of habitual costiveness, and may be used
 daily for many years, without injury.


 Laxative Injections.

 FORM I.

 Take one half pint of strong soapsuds, made from the yellow bar; or
 common soft soap is often used, in two gills of warm water. This will
 be found very active, and is much used in bad cases of constipation, or
 to hasten the operation of cathartics taken by the mouth.


 FORM II.

 Take of common salt, molasses, and lard, one table spoonful each, to
 which add one pint of warm water. If this do not operate as effectually
 as may be desired, the effect may be increased by the addition of a
 table spoonful of olive oil, or infusion of senna.


 Purgative Injections.

 FORM I.

 Take of soft soap one table spoonful, of olive oil one half a pint, to
 which add a pint and a half of warm water. This is recommended by Dr.
 Jackson in cases of obstinate constipation.


 FORM II.

 To one pint of water gruel or thin starch add a table spoonful of
 castor oil, or the same quantity of common lard, and a table spoonful
 of salt. This is an excellent cathartic.


 FORM III.

 Take of powdered senna two scruples, of soft soap one ounce, to which
 add a pint of boiling water. This is a very efficient cathartic
 enema in obstinate constipation, arising from colic, or other more
 inflammatory conditions of the bowels.


 FORM IV.

 To one pint of warm water add one ounce of castor oil and half an ounce
 of salt of tartar. Or take of Epsom salts one ounce, of senna leaves
 half an ounce, to which add one pint of boiling water. Pour the boiling
 water upon the senna and let it stand for a quarter of an hour; then
 strain and add the Epsom salts.

 Either of these will be found to be very effectual in their operation.


 Emollient Injections.

 FORM I.

 Take of molasses and water one pint, to which add one ounce of common
 lard. This has been found very effectual in cases of dysentery.


 FORM II.

 To one pint of water add one ounce of common dried mallows, and one
 half an ounce of dried chamomile. Boil together fifteen minutes, and
 strain.


 Starch Injection.

 To one pint of water add from four to six drachms of starch. Rub them
 well together and boil a short time. This is used as an excellent
 emollient enema in an inflammatory condition of the large intestines,
 or in irritation of the rectum, but chiefly in inflammatory cases.
 Flaxseed or slippery elm may be substituted in most cases, if more
 convenient.


 Injection for Piles.[1]

 To one pint of water add half an ounce of bruised galls and two large
 poppy heads. Boil together twenty minutes, and strain. This will be
 found to be a valuable remedy in severe cases of piles, where the
 rectum is much inflamed, it being very soothing in its nature.

 [Footnote 1: PILES.--There are two kinds of piles, originating from
 very nearly the same causes. One is called the bleeding piles, the
 other the blind piles. The piles are small swelled tumors of rather a
 dark appearance, usually situated on the edge of the anus or fundament.
 When there is a discharge of blood from these tumors the disease is
 called bleeding piles; but when there is only a swelling on the edge of
 the anus, and no bleeding when the bowels are evacuated, the disease is
 called the blind piles. Both men and women are subject to piles; but
 women more particularly during the last stages of pregnancy, in which
 the womb presses on the rectum in relieving the bowels by stool. These
 tumors can plainly be felt, as they extend up the rectum an inch or
 more in severe cases. When these tumors burst and bleed, the patient is
 much relieved; but when the pain is severe, it is apt to produce fever.
 Many persons are constitutionally subject to this disease through life.
 It is generally, however, brought on by costiveness, or irregularity
 in relieving the bowels. Piles are also produced by sedentary habits,
 by the use of highly seasoned food, by riding a great deal on horseback
 in hot weather, by want of exercise, and lastly by the use of
 spirituous liquors to excess. Injections are much prescribed for their
 relief, and are found to be highly effective.]


 Turpentine Injection.

 Take of spirits of turpentine one half an ounce, to which add the yolk
 of an egg and three quarters of a pint of warm water. The injection is
 to be repeated as often as the case may require.


 Astringent Injections.

 FORM I.

 Take of powdered nutgalls two and a half drachms, to which add half an
 ounce of walnut leaves and one quart of water. Boil down to a pint and
 a half, and strain. This is used in cases of leucorrhœa, or whites,
 and is esteemed a useful remedy.


 FORM II.

 Take of white oak bark one ounce, to which add two pints of water.
 Boil to a pint, and strain. This is regarded as an excellent remedy
 by many eminent physicians in cases of leucorrhœa. (See _Vaginal
 Injections_.)


 FORM III.

 Take of alum two and a half drachms, and dissolve in one pint of water.
 This is frequently used in dysentery.


 FORM IV.

 Take of alum two drachms, and of decoction of walnut leaves one quart.
 Dissolve and mix well together. This compound is found serviceable as a
 vaginal injection in leucorrhœa.


 FORM V.

 Take of powdered galls one drachm, to which add one pint of water. Boil
 down to three quarters of a pint, and strain. This preparation has been
 found very useful in chronic diarrhœa and excessive hemorrhage from
 piles.


 FORM VI.

 Take of soft _extract_ of rhatany seventy-five grains, to which add one
 drachm of _tincture_ of rhatany, and a half a pint of water. Dissolve
 the extract in the water, and strain; then add the tincture. This has
 been successfully prescribed by many physicians for bleeding piles,
 fissures in the anus, and chronic dysentery.


 Anti-Dysenteric Injection.

 Take of solution of acetate of lead from two and a half drachms to four
 drachms, to which add one pint of water.

 For children, from one half to two and a half drachms will be
 sufficient in a proper proportion of water. This is an effectual
 injection in acute dysentery.


 Injection of Sugar of Lead.

 Take of sugar of lead one scruple, and of laudanum forty drops, to
 which add half a pint of warm water. This is recommended by the
 celebrated Dr. Davis as a sure remedy in cases of uterine hemorrhage.


 Opiate or Anodyne Injections.

 FORM I.

 Take of laudanum fifty drops, to which add five ounces of starch
 mucilage, and mix well together. The UNITED STATES DISPENSATORY,
 speaking of this invaluable remedy, says that for obstinate vomiting,
 stranguary affections of the kidneys, bladder, &c., it is the most
 admirable remedy now in use.


 FORM II.

 Take of laudanum one half a teaspoonful, to which add two ounces of
 starch mucilage, and mix thoroughly. In dysentery and other painful
 affections of the intestines, this is considered by the best medical
 authority to be a certain relief. Dr. Druit directs from one hundred to
 one hundred and twenty drops to be administered. A whole teaspoonful
 has been often used in severe cases. The less mucilage used, the more
 likely is the injection to remain in the rectum. An opiate injection
 for a child not over a year old may consist of two or three drops
 of laudanum mixed in three quarters of an ounce of mucilage. Opiate
 injections should not be administered often, without the advice of a
 physician.


 FORM III.

 Take of powdered opium four grains, to which add one ounce of lard.
 Melt with gentle heat, mix thoroughly, and inject warm.

 =Lime Water and Catechu Injection.=

 Take of electuary of catechu half an ounce, to which add ten ounces of
 lime water. This has been administered with most beneficial results in
 diarrhœa.


 Chloride of Soda Injection.

 Take of chloride of soda one ounce, to which add from a half pint to
 a pint of water, and mix well. This is used in vaginal injections
 in cases of infections produced by the decomposition of a retained
 after-birth; also to destroy the offensive odor of stools, and to
 relieve pains in wounds of an unhealthy character.


 Irritant Injection.

 Take of hot Port wine one pint, and of alcohol five drachms. In cases
 of colic, where an active and speedy relief of the bowels is desired,
 this remedy has been highly beneficial.


 Anti-Neuralgic Injection.

 Take of Venice turpentine one half an ounce, and add the yolk of an
 egg, three fourths of a grain of extract of opium, and half a pint of
 water. Make the turpentine and egg into an emulsion, and by degrees
 add the water, in which the extract must previously be dissolved. An
 injection of simple water is to be first taken and retained, and then
 the above administered, which the patient must endeavor to retain. To
 be taken at first at bedtime, and after a few days twice a day, in
 cases of obstinate rheumatic affections.


 Anti-Spasmodic Injections.

 FORM I.

 Take of castor (not the oil) one drachm, and beat it well with the yolk
 of an egg; then add a half pint of water. This is frequently given
 with the best results to women suffering from spasms of the womb,
 accompanied with hysterics.


 FORM II.

 Take of assafœtida two drachms, to which add from one half to
 three-quarters of a pint of thin water gruel, and mix well together.
 This is considered very useful in hysteria, colic, convulsions of
 children, &c., and for relief of severe pain in the bowels.


 Injections for Worms.[2]

 FORM I.

 Take of powdered aloes from ten to fifteen grains, and of starch
 mucilage one gill. Steep well together, and strain. The same quantity
 of warm sweet oil or even lamp oil is very useful in these cases,
 and is known to be a powerful exterminator of pin worms. It may be
 injected twice a day, if deemed necessary. _For this purpose alone_,
 the _Improved Injecting Apparatus_ becomes, in the hands of parents, a
 valuable means of removing one of the most frightful sources of disease
 in children.

 [Footnote 2: WORMS AND THEIR SYMPTOMS.--The worms which mostly infest
 the human body are the long round worm, the maw or pin worm, the tape
 worm, and the fluke worm. The long round worm is from four to twelve
 inches in length, and about as large round as a common pipe stem. This
 worm is quite common in children, and not unfrequently crawls out at
 the mouth. It is of a brownish or ash color. The maw or pin worm is
 generally from two to four inches in length, and of a white color.
 This worm is most common to children, but is not unfrequently met with
 in grown persons also. They are frequently found in the intestines in
 the form of a ball, in such quantities as to prevent the medicines
 which are usually administered from operating. As a general thing, the
 symptoms are a bad fetor or smell to the breath, frightful dreams,
 itching about the navel, pain in the belly, and gnawing about the
 stomach, itching in the nose, frequent dry cough, with tickling in the
 throat, constant hunger, and yet the system becomes weak, the head
 generally becomes affected, face pale and of a yellowish cast. These
 symptoms, either singly or together, denote worms. Injections are
 considered a most efficient mode of expulsion, and are much recommended
 by physicians.]


 FORM II.

 Take of sifted _wood soot_ six drachms; to which add half a pint of
 water. Boil and strain. This injection is useful in destroying thread
 worms in children. It should be given half an hour before the child
 goes to bed, and should be administered several days in succession.


 FORM III.

 Take of chamomile flowers half an ounce, of aloes one drachm, of common
 salt one ounce, and boiling water one pint. Steep the chamomile and
 aloes for ten minutes; then strain, and add the salt.


 Aromatic Injection.

 Steeped anise seed or carraway, so commonly given by the mouth to
 infants, in flatulency, may be used in the form of injections for the
 same purpose, by making an infusion of the seeds. Take, of the seeds
 of either one half an ounce, and of boiling water a pint. Steep for
 fifteen minutes and strain. This may be often repeated, if required.


 Yeast Injection.

 Take of barley gruel one gill, to which add one gill of yeast. This
 injection is found extremely efficient in typhoid fever, and useful in
 preventing the offensive odor of stools in various complaints.


 Tobacco Injection.

 Take of tobacco leaves from fifteen to twenty grains; to which add one
 pint of boiling water. Steep for an hour and strain. This injection
 is recommended in cases of strangulated hernia by many distinguished
 French and English physicians; and also for obstinate constipation,
 retention of urine, flooding after child-birth, &c. This injection
 should be used with the utmost caution, and never without the sanction,
 or, perhaps, even under the eye of a physician. _Lobelia_, which is
 sometimes substituted for tobacco, is liable to the same or more
 stringent objections, and should be used with the same care.


 Quinine Injections.

 FORM I.

 Take of flaxseed tea one gill, to which add from twelve to fifteen
 grains of quinine. Injected warm, this enema is found to have a
 powerful and immediate effect in intermittent fevers. It may be
 repeated every four or six hours, as the case may require.


 FORM II.

 Take of quinine five or six grains, and of sulphuric acid eight drops;
 to which add half a pint of water. This enema is sometimes used for
 expulsion of worms from the rectum, and is considered very effective by
 physicians generally.


 Camphor Injection.

 Take of powdered camphor five grains, and one gill of gum arabic
 mucilage, or flaxseed tea. Mix well and administer warm. This is highly
 esteemed in cases of dysentery.


 Ox Gall Injection.

 Take of ox gall flesh one ounce, to which add one pint of warm water.
 This has been strongly recommended by _Doctors Clay and Alnatt_, of
 England, for cases of obstinate constipation and hardened fæces. Cases
 are on record in England where numerous other injections had been
 used, all of which failed; upon which an injection of ox-gall was
 administered, and success was the instantaneous result.


 Nutritious Injections.

 FORM I.

 In cases where nourishment cannot be taken by the mouth, injections of
 strong beef tea or broth may be thrown up the rectum, to the extent of
 from half a pint to a pint at a time. A case is cited where life was
 prolonged in this manner alone for ten weeks or more.


 FORM II.

 Take of starch or tapioca one drachm. Boil in half a pint of veal
 broth, without salt, and three yolks of eggs. Beat well together and
 strain. Administer tepid. This is an admirable support to nature where
 food is not easily borne upon the stomach.


 Nitrate of Silver Injection.[3]

 Take of nitrate of silver half a grain, to which add half a pint of
 water; to be retained after injection several hours, if possible. The
 strength may be increased to three grains for each injection. _Dr.
 Trask_, in his "_Notes on Hospital Cases_," in his Journal of October,
 1850, mentions a case of severe chronic diarrhœa, in which, after
 using several strong injections of sulph. zinc, sugar of lead, opium,
 tannin, etc., with no effect, he injected a solution of thirty grains
 of nitrate of silver, with a common glass syringe. It was not retained
 a moment, he says, and caused a good deal of tenesmus for some time.
 After this injection, another of starch and laudanum was immediately
 administered, and a very decided diminution in the number of discharges
 followed. The next day but one, an injection of fifteen grains of
 nitrate of silver was given, followed by the injection of starch and
 laudanum, and in eight days from the first injection of the caustic,
 the patient was able to walk about the house.

 [Footnote 3: This injection should never be administered, save by the
 advice or under the eye of a physician.]


 Vaginal Injections.

 Vaginal injections should first be given in quantities sufficient to
 thoroughly cleanse the vaginal canal; and then, in quantities of about
 a gill, should be administered and retained as long as from ten to
 twenty minutes, if possible. The temperature of the injections may
 vary with the state of the patient, and be either hot or cold. Warm
 injections may afford a speedy relief to some, while upon others they
 have no effect. In cases of leucorrhœa, if copious, injections
 of tepid water, three or four times a day, will be found to be very
 beneficial. In falling of the womb, injections of cold water in
 quantities of a quart at a time, have been administered with good
 results. In some cases of leucorrhœa an astringent injection may
 be required. The injection for this complaint mostly recommended
 by physicians consists of a decoction of white oak bark, (_see
 Astringent Injections_,) and can be used warm or cold, as best suits
 the patient. However, _in all cases of vaginal complaints_, unless
 they are very mild, _legitimate medical advice should always be had_;
 physicians in regular standing being the most reliable in all critical
 cases. Application to them should therefore be made at once, or evil
 consequences may be the penalty of neglect.



 TESTIMONY OF EMINENT PHYSICIANS.


 _From the venerable and distinguished Dr. James Jackson, No. 3 Hamilton
 Place, Boston._

   BOSTON, DECEMBER 21, 1855.

 I have seen Mr. Lewis's Improved Portable Syringe, and I think it is a
 very neatly made instrument, and that it is an excellent apparatus for
 family use.

   JAMES JACKSON.


 _From Dr. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff._

   BOSTON, DECEMBER 5, 1855.

   MR. THOMAS LEWIS.

 Sir: Your Portable Syringe, constructed for medical use, combines so
 much of the needful with the convenient, that I have no doubt of its
 proving invaluable in many cases where others, from their construction,
 will be entirely useless.

   NATHANIEL B. SHURTLEFF.


 _From Dr. Walter Channing._

   BOSTON, DECEMBER 17, 1855.

   MR. THOMAS LEWIS.

 Dear Sir: I have examined your Improved Syringe, and find it will
 perfectly answer the purpose for which it is designed, either for self
 or family use.

   WALTER CHANNING, M. D.


  _From Henry G. Clark, M. D., Surgeon at the Massachusetts General
  Hospital, and City Physician of Boston._

   BOSTON, DECEMBER 11, 1855.

   MR. THOMAS LEWIS.

 Dear Sir: I have thoroughly examined the Improved Portable Syringe
 manufactured by you, and think it one of the very best I have seen.

   Yours truly,

   HENRY G. CLARKE.


 _From Dr. M. S. Perry, No. 16 Rowe Street._

   BOSTON, DECEMBER 12, 1855.

   MR. THOMAS LEWIS.

 Dear Sir: I received your Improved Syringe, and have examined it very
 carefully. I think it is all you recommend it to be. Simple and durable
 in mechanism, and convenient in its form, it is certainly a good family
 instrument.

   Respectfully yours,

   M. S. PERRY.

 Also recommended by the following distinguished physicians of this
 city:

   DR. HENRY J. BIGELOW, Surgeon to Mass. Gen. Hospital.
   DR. J. V. C. SMITH, Mayor of Boston.
   DR. D. H. STORER, and many others.


 _From Dr. Theo. Kittredge, Waltham, Mass._

   WALTHAM, DECEMBER 21, 1855.

   MR. THOMAS LEWIS.

 Dear Sir: Your Improved Syringe, of which I have made a thorough trial,
 is the most simple and convenient apparatus I have ever seen, and
 for durability it cannot be excelled. Its simplicity of construction
 is certainly of the greatest importance, particularly to country
 physicians, who are frequently under the necessity of repairing their
 own instruments, and are greatly perplexed by the common apparatus
 being so often out of order.

   THEODORE KITTREDGE, M. D.


  _From Joseph M. Wightman, Esq., the celebrated Philosophical
  Instrument Manufacturer, No. 33 Cornhill, who is well known throughout
  the United States._

   BOSTON, NOVEMBER 8, 1855.

   MR. THOMAS LEWIS.

 Dear Sir: After a thorough trial of your 'Improved Portable Syringe,'
 during severe sickness in my family, I am gratified to give my decided
 opinion in favor of its construction, as admirably adapted to the
 purpose, and also in regard to the excellent workmanship and convenient
 arrangement of the various parts. These qualities combined with 'Hard
 Ball Valves,' which operate as well with those injections of which
 gruel forms a part, as with those more fluid, render it invaluable
 to those who are obliged to resort frequently to the use of such an
 instrument for the purpose, and have suffered from having those of
 other constructions so often out of order as to be a continual source
 of annoyance and expense.

   Yours truly,

   J. M. WIGHTMAN, 33 Cornhill.



 OPINIONS OF DRUGGISTS.


 _From Thomas Hollis, an old and long-established Druggist, No. 23 Union
 Street._

   BOSTON, DECEMBER 3, 1855.

   MR. THOMAS LEWIS.

 Sir: I have examined your Improved Portable Syringe, and regard it as
 a most admirable instrument. Compact and simple in its construction,
 it is easily managed, and not liable to get out of order, and is well
 adapted for all the purposes for which it is intended.

   THOMAS HOLLIS.


 The following opinion, expressed by the principal wholesale and retail
 Druggists of this city, shows with what favor the new instrument has
 been received by the trade generally:--


   BOSTON, NOVEMBER 16, 1855.

 The undersigned having carefully examined _Lewis's Improved Portable
 Syringe_, are satisfied as to its excellence, and believe it to be
 superior to any instrument of the kind before offered to the attention
 of the trade.

   HENSHAW, EDMANDS & CO.,        36 India Street.

   REED, CUTLER & CO.,            33 India Street.

   BROWN & KNAPP,                 49 India Street.

   BREWERS, STEVENS, & CUSHING,   90 and 92 Washington St.

   CHARLES T. CARNEY,             138 Washington Street.

   WILSON, FAIRBANK & CO.,        43 and 45 Hanover Street.

   REED, AUSTIN & CO.,            34 India Street.

   THAYER, HOVEY & CO.,           6 Faneuil Hall Square.

   CARTER, COLCORD & PRESTON,     86 Hanover Street.

   WEEKS & POTTER,                154 Washington Street.

   A. L. CUTLER & CO.,            43 India Street.

   B. O. & G. C. WILLSON,         18 Central Street.

   SMITH & MELVIN,                325 Washington Street.

   JOSEPH T. BROWN,               Corner Bedford and Washington
                                  Streets.

   THOMAS RESTIEAUX,              29 Tremont Street.

   J. W. PHELPS,                  68 Tremont Street.

   HENRY D. FOWLE,                71 Prince Street.



 OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.


 _From the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal._

 The editor of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, under date of
 Dec. 6, 1855, speaking of Lewis's Improved Portable Syringe, says:--

 "Portability, durability, neatness, and efficiency are qualities which
 render any apparatus as nearly perfect as possible, and they are
 certainly possessed by this. The piston moves admirably, and its action
 requires hardly any more exertion from the person working it than does
 that of the elastic bottle attached to certain of these instruments.

 "There is a great convenience, it is true, in avoiding the use of the
 pump, as is effected by Dr. Mattson in his arrangement, and the stream
 of fluid is thrown (or can be) more continuously; but the lasting
 nature of the metallic chamber and rod, together with the ease of
 working the latter, are equivalent excellences.

 "This apparatus is adapted to both rectal and vaginal uses, and a
 small pipe is added for use in the case of children.

 "One great advantage claimed by the proprietor, and which commends
 itself at once to the judgment, is the simple construction, and more
 than that, the lasting nature of the valves. A ball, accurately
 fitting, supplies the place of the leather or India rubber valves most
 commonly employed. It is evident that an important object is here
 attained; the valves cannot get out of order. If, in taking the syringe
 apart, the ball should accidentally drop, it tells its story as it
 falls, and is instantly replaced; no renewal is needed, except there be
 actual loss, when a common marble, if round, will answer the purpose.

 "There are many occasions when it is necessary to use a thick,
 tenacious fluid for injections; for such purposes, this syringe can
 have no rival. With delicate flapping valves, these substances would
 decidedly interfere, and continual change and repair be demanded.
 With this simple and efficient arrangement, we can hardly conceive it
 possible for the instrument to get out of working order. In cases where
 it is imperative to give nourishing enemata, such as gruel, broths,
 &c., the above conditions are absolutely essential to success, and also
 to the final integrity of the apparatus.

 "As a general thing, the more simple the machinery, the easier its use,
 and the more universal its application. Complicated arrangements,
 while they are far more readily disordered, puzzle the unskilful, and
 sometimes even foil the accustomed hand: their fate is, commonly, to be
 thrown by in disgust.

 "Those who need such aids (and there are few who do not, occasionally,
 at least,) cannot do better than to supply themselves with this
 instrument. Every family should possess effectual artificial means of
 this description, to meet those exigences to which the sluggishness of
 nature or disordered health may give rise. Were enemata more used in
 this country, we could safely dispense with much purgative medicine
 given by the mouth; and when this can be done, we are sure that
 physicians as well as patients will gladly embrace the opportunity.

 "Printed directions accompany each box which contains the syringe.
 For travellers it is perfectly adapted, not only from its compactness,
 but from the ease of cleansing it. It is afforded at the very
 reasonable price of _three dollars and fifty cents_, and it deserves a
 large sale."

 _From the Boston Daily Journal, Dec. 18, 1855._

 "LEWIS'S IMPROVED PORTABLE SYRINGE.--This is a new and beautiful
 instrument, which is worthy the attention of Physicians and families,
 and which we are confident will come into general use for the purposes
 for which it is intended. It is perfectly simple in its construction,
 and very efficient in its action, and it can be used by an invalid
 without any assistance or difficulty, and is not in the least liable to
 get out of order."


 _From the Boston Daily Chronicle, Dec. 5, 1855._

 "VALUABLE MEDICAL INVENTION.--The attention of physicians and others
 interested, is called to an Improved Portable Syringe, invented and
 sold by Mr. Thomas Lewis, No. 166 Washington street, of this city. We
 have seen the instrument alluded to, and although there are many now
 in use for the same objects, yet we have the authority of several of
 our first physicians for saying that none approach this invention in
 perfectedness of plan or execution. The syringe is plainly and simply
 constructed, not liable to get out of order, and can be used with the
 utmost facility by the invalid. Directions for its use are plainly and
 amply set forth on the case, and each instrument is fully warranted."


 _From the Boston Daily Evening Telegraph, Dec. 3, 1855._

 "PORTABLE SYRINGE.--Our attention was called a few days since to an
 improved Portable Syringe for domestic use, which is of great value.
 It is superior to any other which has yet been invented, and must, we
 think, be preferred by physicians and others who are obliged to use
 such an instrument. While it is very simple in its construction, it is
 perfectly adapted for the purposes for which it is designed. Its size
 is such as to make it a very portable and convenient apparatus for
 traveller's use."


 _From the Worcester Mass. Journal of Medicine, April, 1856._

 LEWIS'S IMPROVED PORTABLE SYRINGE: We take occasion to call the
 attention of our readers to the "Domestic Injecting Apparatus"
 manufactured by Thomas Lewis, No. 166 Washington Street, Boston. It is
 decidedly the best construction of metalic syringe that we have ever
 seen. It has many important advantages over any other form of syringe.
 Its construction is such that the valvular apparatus seldom gets out of
 place. It is small and convenient, enclosed in a neat box, and may be
 conveniently carried in almost any way. The objections commonly urged
 against the metalic syringe, are in this improvement wholly obviated.
 Its long flexible tube allows a convenient self-application. Persons
 having the syringe need not the aid of an assistant.

 Connected with the syringe are full directions with reference to its
 use, and the advantages to be derived from it. The mass of people are
 but little aware of the great benefits derived from the frequent use
 of common water injections. This want of practical knowledge arises
 more from the want of a good instrument than any other cause. We
 can strongly recommend Lewis's Improved Syringe in this particular.
 Physicians themselves would always find it advantageous to recommend a
 good instrument of the kind to their patients.


 _From the New Hampshire Journal of Medicine._

 LEWIS'S IMPROVED PORTABLE SYRINGE, which is advertised in this number,
 will be found on examination and in use to be one of the most perfect
 instruments in the market. It is so simple and its several parts fit
 with so much accuracy that there is little chance of its getting out
 of repair, and its price is so low as to place it within the reach of
 every family who desire an injecting apparatus.


 _From the Boston Weekly Dispatch._

 IMPROVED PORTABLE SYRINGE, OR DOMESTIC INJECTING APPARATUS;
 manufactured by Thomas Lewis, Boston.--There has been a great variety
 of attempts to perfect an instrument of this sort for Domestic Use. The
 French have led the way. We remember, while in Paris, to have examined
 a great variety of Syringes, and also while in England. Before leaving
 Liverpool, we paid £1 for one, which we supposed would never need
 repair; but it has failed. We have taken great pains to secure the best
 article in this country; for, to a dyspeptic such as we have been for
 twenty years, the Syringe is invaluable. In passing through Washington
 Street, we accidentally met with the instrument now on our table,
 and which we have tried with complete success. We think we must say
 that Mr. Lewis has really met the want of the community in producing
 a Syringe at once portable, simple, and combining all that will be
 desired. We understand that Dr. Jackson and other eminent physicians of
 our city have recommended it for general use. We trust Mr. Lewis will
 be amply rewarded for his excellent labor in the extensive sale of his
 instrument. Call at 166 Washington Street.


 _From the Boston Advertiser._

 We were shown to-day, an instrument manufactured by Mr. THOMAS LEWIS,
 166 Washington Street, which in its operation is superior to any
 we have ever seen before. It is simple and effective, dispensing
 altogether with _Leather or Rubber valves_, (which are so liable to get
 out of order,) and instead round mineral balls are used, these, by the
 peculiar construction of the parts, can never get out of place, or wear
 so as to prevent its perfect operation at all times.

 It is so constructed that it may be used without assistance, and is
 well adapted to children, as well as adults. The importance of every
 family having one of these instruments is fully set forth by the
 testimony of the medical faculty of this city, which is furnished in a
 small book, which contains full directions, receipts, &c.



   LEWIS'S

   IMPROVED

   ELASTIC SYRINGE.

   View of Lewis's Improved Elastic Syringe.

   [Illustration]

   DESCRIPTION.

   A--Elastic Bag.

   B--Metallic coupling, joined to C by a screw.

   C--Metallic Valve Chamber, containing a Valve.

   D--Metallic Tube through which the fluid is drawn into the
   Instrument.

   E--Metallic Valve Chamber, (discharge valve,) containing a
   Valve to which is connected by a screw, the flexible tube.

   F--Flexible Tube to which is attached as they may be needed,
   the different Pipes.

   G--Pipe for Injecting the Bowels of Adults.

   H--Small Pipe for Injecting the Bowels of Children.

   I--Vaginal Tube, (for Female Uses.)


 DIRECTIONS FOR USE--FOR SELF-ADMINISTRATION. The Elastic Bag A should
 be clasped by the right hand, the end of the metallic tube D resting in
 the basin containing the fluid intended for use, the left hand being
 employed in directing the terminal tube G. By compressing the Bag with
 the hand and then loosening the grasp, it will immediately fill itself
 with the fluid. By the next compression of the hand upon the Bag,
 the fluid thus drawn into the Instrument will be forced through the
 Flexible Tube, and out of the terminal Pipe. By this means either a
 large or small quantity of fluid can be used without any difficulty or
 any alteration of the Instrument whatever.

 FOR INJECTING THE BOWELS OF CHILDREN. Use the small Pipe H.

 FOR FEMALE USES. Attach the Pipe I. (For further particulars see Pages
 22 to 37 inclusive.)

 THE VALVES, AND THE CARE OF THE SAME. These consist of small _Metallic
 Balls_, and are operated in an Improved Chamber or cavity, which allows
 them to always work well in any position, and without that liability to
 stick and become wedged, which is the case with all valves of different
 form. They are pronounced by the most eminent judges to be greatly
 superior to the _flat India_ _Rubber or Leather Valves_, which are so
 soon acted upon by the fluid as to become utterly useless as well as
 being often drawn into the body of the Instrument, thereby preventing
 its working, and causing great perplexion.

 N. B. After using any thick injection, all sediment which have
 collected in the Valve Chambers, C and E, should be thoroughly removed,
 as it may cause an obstruction to the workings of the Valves. ☞ Be
 careful and not put the Instrument away wet, or it will injure the Box.

 THE FLEXIBLE TUBE. The reader will observe that the couplings to which
 the Flexible Tube is attached is made with a neck which is inserted
 into the orifice of the tube, the compression of which, when on, holds
 it firmly in its place. If the Flexible Tube should at any time be
 injured so as to be unfit for use, a new one can be obtained of the
 Proprietor, or his Agents, and forwarded to any place by Express or
 Mail, and it can be readily attached by any person.

 N. B. Price of Flexible Tube 25 cents.

 ☞ For Formulas for injections, see pages 22 to 37 inclusive.



   BUSINESS NOTICE.

   LEWIS'S IMPROVED PORTABLE SYRINGE,

   Or Domestic Injecting Apparatus;

   IS MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE BY THE PROPRIETOR,

   THOMAS LEWIS,

   No. 166 WASHINGTON STREET,

   BOSTON.

   MARK WORTHLEY, 166 Washington Street, } AGENTS.
   B. S. CODMAN & CO., 57 Tremont Row,   }

   BOSTON, MASS.

   ☞_All orders directed as above will receive prompt attention._☜

   ☞ Also for sale by the Druggists generally throughout
   the United States and the Canadas.

   ☞ All Instruments manufactured by the subscriber are
   put up with great care and attention and warranted perfect
   in every respect; they are accompanied by a Book of Directions
   for use, stamped with the Proprietor's Patent Trade
   Mark. None are genuine unless so stamped, and all persons
   are hereby cautioned against infringing on the same.

   T. LEWIS.





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