Put aquart of water on to boil in a stew-pan. Take atablespoonful of sweet corn meal, or oatmeal, make it into a batter with milk and salt, stir it in the boiling water and let it boil gently for half an hour. When served it may be sweetened and nutmeg grated over it. If wanted for a strengthening nourishment, a bit of butter and aglass of wine or brandy may be added. This is generally given after a dose of castor oil, or an emetic. Use very little salt.