This section is from the book "The Gardener V1", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
We would expect paraffin-oil applied to Peach-trees to do them very serious injury, if it did not kill them. We have known carbolic acid, at the rate of 1 ounce to the gallon of water, clear Peach-trees of scale, and do them no harm.
Front ventilation alone will not be sufficient ventilation for your Peach-house. There should also be means of ventilation at the highest part of the house. There is no objection to the method recommended in the work you name, but we do not consider it necessary for Peaches.