This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
The acetate of soda, though not often used, has remarkable power in lessening the granulations and crusting of strumous and lupoid ulceration: a lotion containing from 10 to 20 gr. in the ounce of water may be applied on compress, or injected into sinuses. In lupus the solid crystals may be lightly applied for a caustic effect (Anderson: Lancet, ii., 1869).