In these forms of depraved nutrition theory would suggest that phosphorus might be useful, and Dr. Eames states that some cases have recovered under its use in from five to nine months.

Dr. Mackey has given it a fair trial in three or four instances of various forms of lupus, and has found it improve the general condition, but without exerting any special influence over the local affection.

In rodent and cancerous ulceration, however, I have known it relieve the burning and other pains, and also check discharge and lessen exhaustion.