The New England Kitchen; A Monthly Journal of Domestic Science Volume 1

The New England Kitchen; A Monthly Journal of Domestic Science Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...her book of directions, bought in conjunction with a home case of medicines; and whi'e she is giving aconite or something similiar to reduce feverish symptoms, she also urges the patient to partake freely of toast, or at least of gruel, not for a moment realizing that starchy food is never well digested in febrile conditions because the secretion of saliva upon which the digestion of these foods so much depends is always more scanty in such cases. In certain nervous diseases the consumption of tea, coffee or other stimulating food may completely overbalance the desired effect of sedative medicines; and in many cases of intestinal inactivity are not more fluids and coarse foods as necessary, and perhaps better than the use of aloes or other purgatives which only give temporary relief and tend to render the pathological condition permanent? If one has the privilege or inclination to read the most advanced medical journals of the day, he will find an ever increasing interest in the subject of diet. This is now considered of as great importance as the administration of drugs or the outward care of the body. Most of the popular training schools for nurses include a course in the preparation of foods for invalids and convalescents in their curriculum, and the medical departments of universities and colleges already include an elective course in this important branch of study. Said a prominent physician, in an able address before the graduating class of a well known training school: --"The fully equipped nurse should be an expert cook. Cooking has been practiced since the advent of man, yet how ignorantly it is performed even at the present day. It is one thing to prepare food; it is quite another thing to get the most nutrition from a given...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840240
  • 9781236840240