In August 1705 David Krieg, a doctor in the Riga garrison, suggested a few rules for those who preparing food for the sick soldiers:
1. Make sure that the soldiers received food of good quality.
2. Boil the porridge for a long time so the sick can drink it if necessary.
3. The pork should be tempered with spices such as caraway, pepper or ginger.
4. No schnapps should be kept in the barracks or be sold to the sick.
5. The food should always be warm when given to the sick, except in cases of internal maladies or fevers.
6. Salted or dried food should not been given to those with internal maladies
7. The sick shold not be given any sour food.
8. The beer should always be of good quality and well-boiled.
Krieg also gave a few suggestions for those who guarded the sick:
1. The sick should have comfortable beds.
2. The sick should be instructed to always keep themselves well covered and keep their caps on at all time
3. The sick should be served the prepared beverages warm several times a day.
4. As long as it was warm and quiet weather the windows should be open from 9 am to 3 or 4 pm.
5. The barracks should be kept clean.
6. All attempts to bring the sick cheese, schnapps or sour milk should be stopped.
Source: EAA (Tartu), EAA.278.1.XI-4