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.
Not only in syphilitic, but also in scrofulous diseases, small doses of mercury are useful. I know that this is not so commonly recognized, but 1/2 or 1-gr. doses of hydrarg. c. creta twice daily will often be found of great advantage in purulent discharges from the eye, ear, etc., as also in chronic glandular swellings.