Cases of this disorder treated successfully by peroxide of hydrogen have been recorded (British Medical Journal and Lancet, 1868), and much good was at one time expected from it as an oxidizing agent; but Dr. B. W. Richardson, who introduced the remedy and used it in more than two hundred cases, came to the conclusion that, although it could reduce the specific gravity of the urine, it at the same time increased its quantity, and had no really good effect (Medical Times, ii., 1868). Dr. Pavy tried it in a few cases without any result ("On Diabetes," p. 268).