Dietary for patients, 1888

The following dietary was recommended on 30 October 1888 by the Honorary Medical Officers (extracted from the minutes of the Medical Committee, 1872-89, reference NG/HH/DO(C)/1/3/1, at the Dorset History Centre).

No. 1  Full No.2  Ordinary No. 3  Milk
6 oz Cooked Meat exclusive of bone 6 oz Cooked Meat exclusive of bone 1¼ pint Milk
16 oz Bread 16 oz Bread 12 oz Bread
12 oz Potatoes, or 8 oz Potatoes, or 8 oz Rice Pudding
6 oz Potatoes & 6 oz Fresh Vegetables 4 oz Potatoes & 4 oz Fresh Vegetables
2 diachms of Tea 2 diachms of Tea 2 diachms of Tea
¾ oz of Sugar ¾ oz Sugar ¾ oz Sugar
4 oz Milk 4 oz Milk
1 oz Butter 1 oz Butter 1 oz Butter

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Beer, Porter, Wine, Spirits & other Extras at the discretion of the Medical Officers.

The Meet [sic, meat] to be roasted unless otherwise ordered.

For Children under Ten Years of Age, the Diet should be in quantity to that of the Adult as two to three.

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