Yes, the enema was the cure-all of the day. That and a couple of old standbys in the medicine cabinet such as aspirin, Pepto-Bismal, Bromo Seltzer, Sucrets lozenges, mercurochrome, Band aids, and an ice pack. In our house the enema was #1 or #2 of the remedies that would be used, but we always got better. Even if the doctor was called, there was still likely an enema in the offing because if Mom didn't give one on her own judgement, she gave one on doctor's orders. I think there is still more to it than we might think.