This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
Injections of silver nitrate have been found effectual in the vaginal form of this disorder, the strength of application being proportioned to the duration of the malady: a drawback to its use is the staining of linen. (There are several varieties of leucorrhoea, and each must be treated on its own merits, as some will require internal remedies as well as injections - the checking of discharge by this or other astringents is only one part of successful treatment.)
In uterine leucorrhoea the discharge is glairy and stiffens the linen, and is accompanied with distinct suffering. It is usually connected with cervicitis or endometritis, and in chronic stages, especially when the os uteri is patulous, solutions, and even the solid nitrate, have been passed into the uterine cavity with good result (Dr. Henry Bennet): this, however, has led to some abuse of the remedy, and I have seen very painful symptoms connected with induration of the cervix and narrowing of the canal as a consequence of too prolonged a course of cauterization.