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The house diet has been the same for December and January. The supply of prunes and dried apples was exhausted about November 30, and with the exception of these items the entire list has been filled. The per capita quantity used is as follows:
7.0 5.0 4.0 7.0 1.0 2.0 6.0
4.0 ad libitum
The diets at the hospital are under the following captions: "House Diet," as above.
“Half House Diet,” as above except 1 quart milk substituted for the meat.
"Milk Diet,” 3 quarts milk daily.
Special Diet,” 1 quart milk, 2 eggs, gruel, 1 pint; beef tea, 1 pint.
“Extra Diet” consists of the following list; any one or more of the articles may be ordered by attending physician, in addition to any one of the regular diets, for special cases: Sherry wine, egg nog, milk punch, Valentine's meat juice, Liebig's extract, malted milk, eggs, peptogenic milk, chicken soup, barley water, toast, custard.
The average number of patients on “Half House,” “Milk” and "Special" diets for December, 1901, was 240, and for January, 1902, was 243.
The regular almshouse dietary is as follows:
The dried fruits have not been furnished during December or January, otherwise the dietary has been fully carried out.
The average number of "Special Diets" in the alms house during December, 1901, was 99, and during January, 1902, 121. The "Special Diet” consists of 1 egg, 1 quart milk, 1 pint of beef tea daily in addition to regular diet, and has not been changed since December 1, 1901.
The “White Table” at the almshouse is used by an average of 250 inmates, who are regularly employed on the grounds, stables, laundries, etc. In addition to the regular diet they get meat every day for supper.
* As the Nassau County Almshouse has been discontinued, these dependents are cared for in the Brunswick Home, Amityville, with the exception of 12 men (8 of whom are over 10 years f age) who are at the North Hempstead and Oyster Bay Town Almshouse.
** In addition to this number there are 12 men (3 of whom are 70 years of age) who are cared for at the expense of Nassau county.