"Some of The Uses of Peroxide of Hydrogen in General Surgery" Thomas H. Manley, M.D. New England Medical Monthly December, 1892
quote from the following paper...
"There has been a demand for something which might nullify germ activity and at the
same time in no way interfere with the recuperative energy in the histological elements. In a large class of cases,
Peroxide of Hydrogen seems to provide this want."