Chicago Medical Journal, Vol. 1

Chicago Medical Journal, Vol. 1 : January, 1858 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Chicago Medical Journal, Vol. 1: January, 1858 Whatever is ordered for the sick should be nutritious and palatable, then the less quantity will be required. I have seen tapioca and sage and rice forced upon little children until the very sight of these would cause them to vomit, and I do not hesitate to declare, that I would regard it fortunate for the sick, if these articles of diet were forever blotted out. Let the various preparations of animal diet take their place, and we have that which is more palatable and more nourishing. The tastes of the sick are sometimes, not only very capricious, but very peculiar, setting at defiance all dietetic reasoning. I once had a patient, a delicate young man, who had been suffer ing for a good while from indigestion. In fact, he could eat nothing which would not in a short time be rejected. He lost flesh and was very low spirited. I blistered his stomach and regulated his bowels and kept him down to the starving point, according to the nicest and most approved method of Wilson. I visited him daily until I became discouraged with my want of success. All that I did seemed of no avail. On one occasion, after he had been kept to my entire satisfaction, upon toast and tea and cracker, and a moiety of soft boiled egg and a little wine whey and chicken soup, so delicate from a mere dipping in of the fowl, he asked me if I would permit him to have a little cabbage soup. Cabbage soup, I responded; no air. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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