In a case where extreme exhaustion was consequent on prolonged suppuration, 15 min. were injected into a vein, and again eight hours afterward with permanent good result (British Medical Journal, i., 1877); some of the caustic entered the cellular tissue, and caused local sloughing, and in other cases, where injection has been made purposely into this tissue, serious ulceration and abscess have followed (Medical Times and Lancet, i., 1870).

Therapeutical Action (Internal)