Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)



First Advisor

John R. Koch


The superiority of Stanley R. Benedict's test over the use of Fehling's Solution for the quantitative determination of sugar in urine is proven by its wide use. More than half of the hospitals and physiological laboratories in the United States are now using this test. The timidity and reluctance sometimes found in human nature towards giving up old methods for new is probably the reason why there are still some who do not use it. A close determination of the sugar content of the urine of diabetic patients is absolutely necessary in treatments of diabetes. The knowledge of diabetes in the medical world today is founded upon the results of such analysis.


A Thesis Submitted to Fulfill the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science