Food For The Sick – Tamarind Water

Take for Fever Patients-To Allay Great Thirst in Hot Weather, and for Dyspeptics.— Take nice Tamarinds (kept by druggists in large cities, and sometimes, also, by grocers), 1 qt. -3 lbs will about equal 1 qt.—place them in an earthen jar and pour upon them 3 qts. of boiling, soft water; cover, and let stand […]

Food For The Sick – Milk Punch

Milk Punch, with Eggs, for Weak Patients.—If the patient is very weak, it is more strengthening to beat a fresh egg (in fact, none but freshly laid eggs should be used with the sick) thoroughly, and stir into the above punch before the spirit is added. Remarks.—The white of a fresh egg beaten with 1 […]

Food For The Sick – Eggnog

—Beat the yolk of 1 egg with 1 table spoonful of pulverized sugar to the consistency of cream; grate in a little nutmeg; add 1 large table-spoonful of brandy and 2 of Madeira wine. Beat the white of the egg to a stiff froth, and mix in with 1 cup of nice sweet milk. Remarks.—This […]

Puddings, Toast, Pap, Jellies, Steaks, Chops, Etc.,for The Sick.

Rice Pudding —Baked —Rice % lb.; water, 1 pt.; milk, 1 qt.; sugar 1 cup; 3 eggs; salt, 1 tea-spoonful; lemons, nutmegs or vanilla to flavor.Directions -Wash the rice and boil in the water 30 minutes; then add the milk and boil 30 minutes longer; beat the eggs, sugar and salt together, and stir into […]

Food For The Sick – Herbal Teas

For the Sick Room.-Dried sage leaves, or any of the mints, or balm leaves, 1/2 oz.; boiling water, pt.; steep and strain, or pour off, when cool enough to drink. A little sugar may be used with any of them when desired. 46. Sage Tea, Made as above, with % tea spoonful of pulverized alum […]

Beef Tea, Essences Of Beef, Articles Of Diet, Drinks, Etc., For The Sick.

Take lean beef, 1/2 lb.; cold water, 1/2 cup; a little salt, pepper, mace, or nutmeg. DIRECTIONS—Cut the beef into small bits—1/4 or1/2 inch squares—and see that no particle of fat adheres to it; put into a bottle with the water and cork, placing the bottle in a pan of cold water upon a stove, […]

Food For The Sick

—Its Location —A Good Nurse —Fresh Air —Light —Warmth —Cleanliness— Quiet —Food, Drink and Delicacies, and the Faithful Administration of Medicines, are of the utmost importance, and will each receive consideration. But, in accordance with the design of this work, the essentials only will be pointed out, the minor details, or little things, must be […]

The Skin And Its Function

The significance of soap and water and a clean skin for a long life and a healthy one, can only be appreciated if the structure and the functions of the skin are understood. Strangely enough and it is to be regretted in spite of the importance of the skin our knowledge of dermatology is far […]

Bathing And Its Importance To The Body

WE ALL probably judge one another, both consciously and subconsciously, more by the condition of our skin than by anything else. A clear, clean skin is usually indicative of a healthy body and its implications of right living habits, self respect, social mindedness and a keen, alert mind. Moreover, all of us, whether man or […]

Special And Systematic Exercises

For those of us who are not fortunate enough to get our exercise out-of-doors in the form of play, there are many sets of exercises designed to call every muscle into activity which can be performed in the home, without the aid of apparatus. Such exercises have an advantage over games and sports which make […]