This section is from the book "A Treatise On Therapeutics, And Pharmacology Or Materia Medica Vol1", by George B. Wood. Also available from Amazon: Part 1 and Part 2.
This is simply a mixture of one part by measure of ether and two of rectified spirit, or officinal alcohol. The only advantage of the preparation is that it is readily miscible with water, and may, therefore, be taken more conveniently than pure ether. The dose of it is two or three fluidrachms.