For some time after recovery from acute dysentery, and in the various types of sub-acute relapsing dysentery and of chronic dysentery of tropical origin, and which are usually associated with the presence of Entamoeba histolytica in the stools, diet is of the utmost importance, but, unfortunately, to lay down a dietary which would be suitable to every case is impossible. Almost every case has its special features requiring consideration; hard and fast rules, therefore, are not applicable. In regulating the diet of these cases the effect of the various foods we introduce should be watched most carefully, not only on the stools which, if possible, should be inspected daily, but also on the general nutrition of the patient.