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150 years ago: Generous diet in the treatment of nervous diseases. Practitioner Nov 2018;262(1820):30

150 years ago: Generous diet in the treatment of nervous diseases

22 Nov 2018Registered users

THE UNAIDED EFFECTS OF FOOD may not have had the trial it deserves in the relief of nervous weakness. Patients are told to live well and adopt a generous diet, but this is usually judged by the amount of port wine or other alcoholic stimulant, rather than by bread, mutton or beef. If we inquire into the past history of nervous patients, we often find that for a considerable time the supply of food has been inadequate. 

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