fountain syringe n.
A fluid reservoir with a tube attached to the bottom so that the flow is controlled by gravity, used for vaginal or rectal injections and for irrigating wounds.
Empty bowels by giving warm injection of soapsuds and water by fountain syringe.
A fountain syringe, which should be in every house, answers admirably.
If the fountain syringe is used care must be exercised in not having the bag too high.
Simple warm water should be used, introduced by means of the common Davidson or a fountain syringe.
A medicine dropper, minus the rubber part, attached to a fountain syringe, makes a good nozzle for this purpose.
The tube can be procured at almost any drug store and applied to either bulb or fountain syringe.
A fountain syringe is impracticable for this purpose, as it is soon destroyed by the oil and rendered unfit for use.
The bag of the fountain syringe should be hung only about one foot above the hips.
It may be given with the fountain syringe or with the ordinary bulb (baby) syringe.