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.