Through cataloging items at the museum, I’ve come across some pretty interesting things…letters hidden behind daguerreotype photographs, ivory inlaid sewing boxes, carved figurines…

But, I think that what I did today tops the charts for the most bizarre, and slightly disturbing thing…

a Glass Clyster Syringe.

I’ll let you read what that actually is.

Mind you, there was no label anywhere on it, or on the box it came in, so I had to do my own internet research to figure out exactly what it was…and some of the images that came up in the search were not things I’d like to see on a regular basis, let alone while at work.

eeeeh.  I’m going to go sterilize my hands in boiling water now.