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.
In acute nephritis, whether induced by cold or by fever, antimony has been specially commended by Dr. Bence Jones, Dr. Barlow, and others (Guy's Reports, vol. x.). It would certainly seem, a priori, that the action of small doses on the skin and the intestinal tract, as well as on the inflamed organ, should be of favorable character, but practically I have seldom found it to be so. Tartar emetic does not appear to exert any direct special power in controlling disease of the genito-urinary mucous membrane.