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1900 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
are of iron with woven-wire mattresses ; and in each ward there are on duty during the day two wardmasters, two female nurses, and six hospital corps men ; during the night, four at¬ tendants. Hospital corps men work in twelve-hour shifts, and female nurses in eight. The patients are fed from the regulation allowance of forty cents a patient a day. The low price of beef permits this sum to be just sufficient. Full, light, and special diets are prepared in the kitchen of each ward, and in each
more » ... ward, and in each is a chief cook, who is a hospital corps man, two Chinese cooks and four Chinese mess-room attendants. The kitchens were found to be neat, clean and well supplied; and the food well-prepared and served. Supplies from the subsist¬ ence department are good and furnished promptly; bread is pur¬ chased in the city and is of excellent quality; ice is furnished by the medical department; water is from the city mains, but is filtered before use for drinking purposes. The food for the sick is inspected by the ward surgeons, the nurses and the medical officer of the day. The inspector cites bills of fare for each ward from March 5 to 11, inclusive. The March 5 bill is submitted as an illustration. Breakfast. FULL DIET. SPFCIAL DIET. Diy corn beef hash. Poached eggs on toast. Corn bread with molasses. Boiled rice with milk and Boiled rice with milk and sugar. sugar.
doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460230063025 fatcat:3lgp3lwhpnhubpkksur2nack5i