The book offered advice to qualifying surgeons and was called ‘Short Practice of Surgery’ by Bailey & Love (1992).
‘The variety of foreign bodies that have found their way into the human rectum is hardly less remarkable than the ingenuity used in their removal.
A turnip has been removed per anum (eh?!) by the use of obstetric forceps. A stick firmly planted has been removed by the insertion of a gimlet into its lower end. A tumbler, mouth downwards has been extracted by filling the interior with a wet Plaster of Paris bandage, leaving the end of the bandage protruding, and allowing the plaster to set.
Other items include a pepper pot.a dildo, and several carrots!