During the past twelve years the writer has embraced every opportunity to test various means for the purpose of devising some method of treating these injuries successfully, without resort to operations. A very large proportion of females suffering from these afflictions have neither the means nor the opportunity of seeking the aid of the specialist. The writer believes that he has perfected a simple method which can be used by all practitioners of intelligence for the treatment of these cases successfully with time and care without the necessity of operation. The agents resorted to in this method are entirely of a local character.
Concealed fissures are often found after labor in the mucous membrane of the cervical canal, and are the cause of an infinite amount of local disease in the form of endocervicitis, hypertrophy of the adjacent tissues, inflammation of the submucous fibrous tissue, leucorrhœa, and often painful menstruation.