1870's MALE GONORRHEA SYPHILIS SYRINGE DUG IN TRASH PIT

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 05, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

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An early part glass and part hard rubber or India rubber male gonorrhea syringe which was dug from an 1870's trash pit. This little syringe was used to inject liquid cures for gonorrhea or syphilis directly into the penis.....ouch! The syringe consists of a clear glass tube with black hard rubber pointed tip and plunger. It also has a brown hard rubber or gutta percha threaded cap, which could be removed easily for cleaning. It measures 5"long (7 1/2"with plunger withdrawn out). I can find no embossing anyw EXCELLENT NEAR MINT CONDITION with no chips, cracks or damage of any kind. It has some light scratches on inside of tube from the plunger wearing on the surface of glass. Even though this syringe was buried since the 1800's, it cleaned up real nice. I'll be listing some more of these rare and interesting gonorrhea syringes from my own personal collection. READ ON FOR SOME INTERESTING HISTORY OF THESE V.D.SYRINGES IN RELATION TO THE CIVIL WAR.

Mike Woshner, in his excellent book
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