Here the instinct of the patient usually guides him aright, and his cravings can be judiciously gratified. "The food and drink most commonly craved by patients suffering from acute diseases is generally of a palliative and soothing kind, and not properly of a medicinal nature, but merely adapted to the gratification of a certain longing".

* Quoted from Von Boenninghausen.

"In acute diseases, the temperature of the room and the quantity of covering should be regulated entirely according to the wishes of the patient, while every kind of mental exertion and emotional disturbance is to be carefully avoided".

For further study, read:

"Organon," $$ 253-263.

"The Second Prescription," by Dr. J. T. Kent, in Proceedings of the Hahnemannian Association, 1888, page 71.

"Practical Hints on the Management of Chronic Cases". by W. P. Wesselhoeft, M.D., in Transactions of Hahnemannian Association, 1889, page 8.

"Procedure in the treatment of Inactive, Progressive Chronic Diseases," by T. J. Kent, in Hahnemannian Advocate, July, 1896.