Invalid Cookery

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The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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In preparing food for an invalid the following points should be kept in mind:
The food should be served in the most pleasing manner possible. It should be served in small quantities, suit the digestive powers of the patient, and satisfy hunger or furnish needed strength.
In a severe illness the doctor prescribes the kind and amount of food to be given. In long and protracted illness it is necessary to take nourishing food in small quantities at frequent intervals. In short spells of illness it is sometimes best to go without food for a day or more, so as to give the system complete rest.