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allowable to give a more generous diet, we may depart as farfrom
the severity of regimen as the disease, by its mildness, isremoved
from the extreme.
8. When the disease is at its height, it will then be necessaryto
use the most slender diet.
9. We must form a particular judgment of the patient, whetherhe
will support the diet until the acme of the disease, and whetherhe
will sink previously and not support the diet, o`r the diseasewill
give way previously, and become less acute.
10. In those cases, then, which attain their acme speedily, a
restricted diet should be enjoined at first; but in thosecases
which reach their acme later, we must retrench at that period o`ra
little before it; but previously we must allow a more generous dietto
support the patient.
11. We must retrench during paroxysms, for to exhibit foodwould
be injurious. And in all diseases having periodical paroxysms, wemust
restrict during the paroxysms.
12. The exacerbations and remissions will be indicated by the
diseases, the seasons of the year, the reciprocation of theperiods,
whether they occur every day, every alternate day, o`r after alonger
period, and by the supervening symptoms; as, for example, inpleuritic
cases, expectoration, if it occur at the commencement, shortensthe