This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Family Doctor" book
Take a piece of good tender beef, and, with a rather dull knife, scrape off all of it that will come, leaving the tough, gristly portions behind. The pasty meat thus obtained may be salted a little and used at once as it is, or it maybe rubbed up with half its quantity of granulated white sugar. The latter plan will be likely to suit children best.
Good well-boiled ham (as well as dried beef) may be treated in the same manner. Infants recovering from summer complaint are sometimes very fond of such food.