Diet for the Sick by H. Edwin LewisDiet for the Sick by H. Edwin Lewis

Diet for the Sick

byH. Edwin Lewis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. DIET IN DISEASE. APPENDICITIS.1 The dietetic treatment of a case of appendicitis, which has not yet passed into the surgeon's hands, should consist in giving only such foods as will be thoroughly absorbed, leaving as little residue as possible to Irritate the lower bowel and excite peristalsis. Until the outcome of the attack is decided it is best to put the patient upon a fluid diet, consisting chiefly of nutritive broths. Beaten eggs may be allowed, and a moderate quantity of pancreatinised milk, whey, or buttermilk. Cocoa may be given, and strained gruels of rice and barley. In recurrent cases the patient should be cautioned to eat moderately and avoid all coarse or hard food, such as grits, coarse oatmeal, tough meats, fibrous vegetables, the skin of fruits or potatoes--in short, everything likely to overload the intestine with accumulated waste. The operative cases should have the diet recommended after laparotomy. Usually the digestive organs require almost absolute rest for twenty-four hours after the operation, and hot water may be sipped. No food at all should be given for fully six hours before operation. ALBUMINURIA. Here the diet varies with the nature of the albuminuria. For instance the same diet is not suitable for a patient with tuberculous albuminuria and for one affected with chronic nephritis. A strict milk diet (2 to 4 quarts) in 24 hours should, however, be immediately prescribed even before the exact cause of the trouble has »W. Oilman Thompson, M. D.: "Practical Dietetics." New York: D. Appleton & Co. been ascertained. Certain authorities allow eggs, believing that they supply the organism with albumin to replace that eliminated each day by the kidneys. Generally speaking, albuminurics may eat one or two eggs a day. ...
Title:Diet for the SickFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217466281

ISBN - 13:9780217466288