Sulphuret of Mercury with Sulphur. Aethiops Mineral. A compound of Sulphuret of Mercury 58, Sulphur 42, in 100 parts.
Med. Prop. and Action. Alterative.
Dose, gr. v. - 3ss. It is almost inert.
In Scrofulous Affections, it was formerly administered internally, and it has been employed by Mr. Serres in Typhus Fever. He gave it in doses of gr. xv. - 3ss. daily, together with mercurial inunction, until salivation ensued. It has no advantage over Calomel, except that, being less active, it would do less harm. The mercurial treatment of fever is now entirely abandoned. (See sect. 1377.)