This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Ethyl. Acetate or acetic ether is a stimulating anti-spasmodic, while irritating yet positive in its control of convulsions in children. Give them 5 to 10 I in water every half hour or hour as needed until controlled. Bromide (not bromide of ethylene) is a general anesthetic, very depressing upon respiration, but is suitable for transient anesthesia in minor surgery and dentistry. It is imperative that it be absolutely pure. Chloride, put up in tubes and spray therefrom, used as local anesthetic and to freeze parts. Hold tube six to ten inches from parts. Highly inflammable. Iodide, an anti-spasmodic suggested in several states, but of too unstable a chemical nature and too disagreeable in use to be recommended.