2669. In Cases Of Granular Conjunctiva, Mr

Wharton Jones¶ has used Sulphur Ointment as a local application with very good effects in several instances. It is applied much in the same manner as the Red Precipitate Ointment.

2670. In Scrofula, Mr

Bulley,** Surgeon of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, advises the internal use of Sulphur. " I have," he observes, "exhibited Sulphur in almost all the cases of Scrofula which have lately come under my notice, with a view to ascertain whether the restoration of this important element of the blood is capable of restoring the defective animal heat in these disorders; and the result of my observation is, that it seems either directly or indirectly to operate in this manner, and I have every reason to believe that when carefully and assiduously administered, in small doses, insufficient for an aperient effect, it is a most valuable and efficacious remedy for scrofulous diseases. The action of the heart, previously feeble, becomes altered in strength; the extremities and cutaneous surface, which before were habitually cold, recover a certain degree of permanent warmth, and the general tone of the system improves." The following is the formula which he recommends: -2670 In Scrofula Mr 226 Sulph. Pur. gr. v. - x., Syr. Simp. f3j., Aq. f3vij., M. ft. haust.; to be taken once or twice daily, in a tumblerful of milk The employment of Sulphur in the treatment of Scrofula is not of modern origin; it was formerly held in high esteem, but has fallen into disuse.

* Frazer, Elements of Materia Me-dica, p. 9.

Edin. Med. Journ., April 1862.

Brit and For. Med. Rev., Oct. 1842.

§ Clin Lect., vol. i. p. 494.

|| Lancet, Aug. 22, 1840. ¶ Med. Times and Gaz., Jan. 15, 185P. ** Med. Times, vol. xviii. p. 53,

2671. In Colica Pictonum, and in various forms of Lead Poisoning, the internal and external use of Sulphur appears to prove of the highest service. Dr. Bennett * states, that the following treatment which he witnessed whilst a pupil of M. Gen-drin, in Paris, was most successful: - At the commencement of the treatment, a Sulphur bath was given to the patient; the result of which was, that the Sulphur combining with the particles of Lead which were on the skin, formed a black sulphuret. The amount of Lead which is thus discovered to encrust, as it were, the skin of those who work at the preparations of Lead, is nearly incredible. "I have often," he observes, "seen men go to the baths quite white, and come out nearly as black as negroes." The Lead lying on the skin having been thus made visible to the eye, the patients are supplied with a hard brush and some soft soap, and made to scrub themselves daily in a warm bath, until all the black sulphuret has been brushed off. The Sulphur bath is then repeated until visible traces of the Lead no longer follow its use. This precaution is necessary to insure against a relapse. A drink of diluted Sulphuric Acid (xl. Aq. Oj.) is enjoined at the same time. (See Sulphuric Acid.) The bath may be conveniently formed by dissolving *iv. of the Sulphuret of Potassium in thirty gallons of water. If this salt is not procurable, perhaps the ordinary Sulphur vapour-bath might be substituted with advantage.

* Lancet, April 4, 1846.

Dict. Pract. Med., vol i. pp. 514, 518