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.
Dr. Bartholow draws special attention to the value of salts of gold in the treatment of granular and fibroid disease of the kidney and "depurative disease." He has observed remarkable improvement from the persistent use of small doses of the chlorides- 1/30 to 1/20 gr., three times daily ("Materia Medica," p. 188). They are not suitable for acute stages.