As intimated in the preceding paragraph, the diet during

endocarditis must be carefully regulated. It must be sufficient, and

appropriate for the disease in which the complication occurs, but it

must be in such dosage and administered with such frequency as to

cause the least possible indigestion. Large amounts of milk are

rarely advisable. Too much milk is certainly given, even in

rheumatism. While pretty well tolerated by children, it is often

badly tolerated as far as digestive symptoms are concerned, by

adults. The amount of liquid given should be governed by the amount

of urine passed and by the amount of perspiration. The patient

should not be overloaded with liquid if he does not need it. Enough

carbohydrate must be given.

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