INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION, COMPLETE AND INCOMPLETE

JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER
1917 Journal of the American Medical Association  
Important articles are fresh meat, potatoes, oat¬ meal, carrots and cauliflower, cut fine and then boiled for hours with several changes of the water ; stewed apples, prunes and apricots ; very weak tea and coffee ; butter freed from salt by washing fine particles thor¬ oughly in running water; one egg and about 50 c.c. of milk or cream per day, but no more. Distilled water is used for drinking, but if need be, tap water may be used for cooking if the chlorin content is low, as in Chicago.
more » ... as in Chicago. Choice among the foregoing articles of course will vary with the nature of the disorder, the complications and the stage of treatment. Solid food may be hashed
doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590480022007 fatcat:megxz7dv7vgdnl7h7obondl2lq