Boric Acid in Polyuria.


For eighteen years I have used in my practice, boric acid for an excessive flow of urine, I think with success in every case. So have others who have seen my published statements in regard to it.

It is of great value in diabetes insipidus, and I believe that it will come nearer to curing diabetes mellitus than any other single remedy. In fact two such cases have been reported cured from its use. The first patient in which I used it was declared by physicians who had treated him, to have diabetes mellitus.

I did not test the urine but I gave him seven grains of boric acid three times a day. In less than six weeks he reports to me that the symptoms had disappeared. I believe that the virtue of the remedy exhibits itself when the larger dose is given, rather than when given in small doses.

From five to seven grains three times a day has promptly cured all the cases of diabetes insipidus in which I have used it.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.