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.
Antimony has been commended in this fever, but the intestinal condition requires exceptional caution in its use; it does not of itself forbid the remedy, for diarrhoea and pain have often subsided under it (Trousseau), and when the lungs are implicated it may be especially useful.
M. Beriard records a case of fever with secondary pneumonia and delirium, rapidly passing into a hopeless comatose condition, which was relieved at once by free vomiting and purging from a large dose (nearly 6 gr.) of tartar emetic, and ultimately recovered (Bulletin de Therapeu-tique, 1873).