This section is from the book "Practical Dietetics With Special Reference To Diet In Disease", by William Gilman Thompson. Also available from Amazon: Practical Dietetics with Special Reference to Diet in Disease.
In all septic conditions the diet must be made as nutritious as possible, and alcoholic stimulation may be required, brandy or whisky being the best forms. As a rule, the diet must be fluid, but in very chronic cases and those accompanied by prolonged local suppuration easily digestible solid food - such as broiled fish or beefsteak or chicken, oysters, toast, light bread and butter, and light farinaceous articles with cream - may be allowed. The directions given in the article upon the Diet of Fever in General (p. 423) and convalescence are applicable here, and if the patient improves, the stimulating diet recommended for some cases of tuberculosis (see Dietetic Treatment of Tuberculosis, p. 464) is recommended.