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.
In febrile conditions resulting from severe injury, antimony has been found useful. Thus, Mr. Denny found it "act like a charm" in a case of gun-shot wound of the chest with inflammatory reaction, rigors, delirium, etc.: some nausea was induced, the pain quickly subsided, and in twelve hours the fever aborted, and sleep set in (British Medical Journal, i., 1871). Speaking, however, from large experience, I am satisfied that aconite is a more trustworthy remedy in such cases.