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 a solution of gaseous ammonia in officinal alcohol, and differs, therefore, from the last-mentioned preparation only in the menstruum. It has about the same proportion of ammonia as the watery solution, and consequently about the same strength. It may be used for the same purposes, and requires the same caution. The dose is from ten to thirty minims in one or two fluidounces of water.