This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics: An Introduction to the National Treatment of Disease", by John Mitchell Bruce. Also available from Amazon: The pharmacology and therapeutics of the materia medica.
Source. - Made by dissolving metallic Sodium in Absolute Alcohol.
Characters. - A brownish syrupy liquid.
Sodium ethylate is a powerful caustic, used to destroy small accessible tumours, such as naevi.