Physiological Action. Cadmium is a close analogue of Zinc, but more powerful. It is an escharotic and astringent, also a very depressant emetic. Its effects are those of an irritant poison, with cerebro-spinal symptoms, as coma and convulsions.
Therapeutics. Cadmium is never given internally.
- Corneal Opacities,—are said to be absorbed under the local use of a solution of gr. ij of the Sulphate to ℥j of Distilled Water.
- Gonorrhoea,—a mild injection of the Sulphate, gr. 1/4 to the ℥ .
- Enlarged Glands, chronic joint affections, cutaneous diseases, nodes and chilblains,—have been successfully treated with an ointment of the Iodide.
A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Prescription Writing, 1902, by Sam'l O. L. Potter, M.D., M.R.C.P.L.