This paper treats of "Irritable Ulcer or Fissure of the Rectum," showing the greater frequency of this and other rectal diseases now than formerly; possibly from the greater facility at our hands for distinguishing such affections; from the habit of keeping statistics of such troubles; from the attention given them by specialists, and from the labors of such special surgeons as Allingham and Ashton of England, and Van Buren, Kelsey and others of New York.
It includes a brief consideration of the anatomy the part, as well as some of the reasons why this Portion of the bowel is especially subject to such diseases.
The seat and nature of fissure of the anus are considered.
The causes producing and keeping it up.
The analogy between fissure of the anus and of the nipple.
The usual number of fissures found.
A consideration of the symptoms
ATKINSON A. FISSURA ANI, OR FISSURE OR IRRITABLE ULCER OF THE BOWEL.1. JAMA. 1885;V(2):29–35. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.04470010001001
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