The office treatment of vaginal disorders by the local application of various powders, creams, and jellies is common practice. Most of the jellies, creams, and such are injected with syringe-type applicators usually supplied by the pharmaceutical manufacturers of the drug being used.
The placement of different powder preparations is not satisfactory, as a rule. The plastic squeeze containers, which are used to blow a stream of powder into the vagina, succeed in filling the speculum, but a minimum amount of the powder remains in the vagina itself. Another type, which blows up the vagina under pressure and forces the powder in simultaneously, seems too dangerous for use. The applicator shown (see figure) was designed to overcome certain difficulties. It will deliver a definite measured amount of any kind of preparation to the far end of the vagina without the slightest waste, under no pressure, and with no discomfort to the