Though ammonium chloride has certain irritant properties which may disorder the stomach, yet if its mucous membrane be depressed and atonic the drug may improve its condition, and it has been used with success in gastric and intestinal catarrhs of a subacute type and is given in doses of io grains half an hour before meals in painful dyspepsia due to hyperacidity.
As a single loaf could not satisfy the hunger of many, the rehearsal in these meals of Christ's own action must have been a crowning episode, enhancing their sanctity.
A sort of table or bench stands outside, used by the men only, for meals and for the subsequent siesta.
Under this shade the inmates spend much of their time; here their meals, which are cooked on the ground beneath the house, are served.
Even then it is necessary to take the meals to the men in the fields rather than allow them to walk or ride to the dining-halls.