In subacute and chronic enlargement affecting the prostate gland, I have seen much advantage from iodine, and still more from iodiform ointment, though Sir H. Thompson, in his treatise, does not speak favorably of the former, nor does he mention the latter.

In cases of chronic enlargement, Heine states that he has injected the tincture into the substance of the gland, with successful results (Medico-Chirurgical Review, i., 1873).