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.
Desault recommended the frequent use of minute doses of antimony in erysipelas, giving 1 gr. dissolved in a quart of water in the course of twenty-four hours. Dr. A. J. Walsh has reported a number of satisfactory results under this treatment (Dublin Quarterly Journal, August, 1850), but I consider other remedies act still better.