Two Gallons of Milk per Day
In 1930, actress Mary Astor contracted tuberculosis. In her autobiography My Story, she recounts how it was treated:
The treatment was to be rest and sun; a glass of milk every half hour (eight quarts a day), mineral oil, complete bed rest, and sun on the roof. There were to be no visitors, only my maid Greta and himself (the doctor); no phone calls, no cigarettes, and no liquor.