Note, these are the best broths in this sickness: broth of beef, chicken, capon, mutton (ram's meat), soup of cabbage and peas. These are good for those who have hectic fever, or whatever fever they have, except ague (sharp trembling).171 And note, though people say that meat water and broth172 are the same, yet that is not true. Meat water consists in cutting the meat fine, and boiling it, bruising it and squeezing and extracting the juice therefrom: it is generally known what
p.97the broth of meat is ... (?) Do not give soup of cabbage or peas in this fever if there be flux.