When the disease is very acute, it is attended with extremely severe
symptoms in its first stage; and therefore an extremely attenuating
diet must be used. When this is not the case, but it is allowable
to give a more generous diet, we may depart as far from the severity
of regimen as the disease, by its mildness, is removed from the extreme.
The Genuine Works of Hippocrates. Hippocrates. Charles Darwin Adams. New York. Dover. 1868.
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