Bamberger, Eulenburg, and others have recommended the sulphate as an antidote in this form of poisoning, which is not uncommon in Germany; the salt certainly is reduced by phosphorus, and it is supposed that the latter may be coated with the metal, and thus rendered inert (v. vol. i., p. 43): an emetic effect also is serviceable, as it is also in narcotic and other cases of poisoning (Noth-nagel, p. 333).