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Traube has also revived mercurial treatment in some cases of this disease - not for the general blood-poisoning - but at the commencement, when phlegmonous inflammation is spreading from the uterus, and involving other parts, e.g., the peritoneum or pleura. He considers that a rapid and energetic mercurializing by calomel and inunction gives the best results, and states that such cases bear large doses, and that improvement generally coincides with the first signs of salivation. Spiegelberg especially observed the good influence of corrosive sublimate in similar conditions - he gave 1/6 gr. at a time (Nothnagel). Concerning this treatment, I can only say that I have not had occasion to adopt it, aconite, opium, quinine, etc., seeming to be much more desirable remedies.