Not only is this moment a lewd allusion to flatulence and rectums, which was one staple of mountebank humor, the mention of clysters
and pipes is also a reference to mountebank cures.
For more severe pain a clyster
is useful, with a hot poultice upon the cheeks, (14) and hot water containing certain medicaments held in the mouth and frequently changed.
The accompanying article is in Catalan, the unique language of Barcelona's region, Cataluna; but we have an item from the Internet showing a report published in Time magazine of July 1, 1946, titled "The Clyster
Thus, he concludes, "every clyster
seeing it is an exotick guest and alien to the guts, it cannot choose but be troublesome and ingratefull to them" (106, 107) Biggs uses the same language to describe clysters
and laxatives as he uses to describe the Galenic medicine that endorses them: all are alien, exotic--natural and "domestick" neither to the body nor the nation.
Test surface seawater was obtained 50 m offshore on the south coast of Singapore (SO in clyster
IV of Figure 1), and aliquots were subjected to SPE using C18, HLB, or diol cartridges, as described in "Materials and Methods.
fui de parecer de darle vn clyster
de cozimiento de flores cordiales y maluas, y en el cozimiento se mesclo cana fistola y aguzar negro y su poquito de sal, y tres dramas de electuario indo, con el qual sallio ocho o nuebe vezes, y ceso el dolor totalmente (RC 513).
A thin, young, bespectacled apothecary kneels in profile, his cocked hat fallen to the ground; his wig is shaken out of place, his eyes bulge, his lips are pursed as he prepares to apply a huge clyster
syringe to an unseen lady -- we see only her discarded shoe, visible by the steaming jug.
The context in which this is said--a discussion on whether a clyster
should always precede venesection, or only in certain cases--suggests once again that Arabic authorities were most relevant to practical medicine.