This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
Hydrogen dioxid or peroxid is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O2, of syrupy consistency, which has a strong tendency to decompose into water and oxygen in the presence of oxidizable substances and of ferments capable of carrying oxygen. It is soluble in water, alcohol and ether. It decomposes readily when heated. Strong solutions are much more stable.