With regard to idiopathic purpura, which sometimes appears in well-nourished subjects, it has been stated that a non-stimulating diet, by reducing the activity of the heart, may prevent the recurrence of haemorrhages. Bauer says: " Such patients should take all foods and drinks cool, and never in large quantities at a time; they should abstain altogether from alcohol, and milk is to be recommended for its easy toleration in these cases".