Origin of ergotism
Examples from the Web for ergotism
Historical Examples of ergotism
This reference to ergotism in England in 1676 is given also in Th.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
Thus far the best-known examples of poisoning by the products of micro-organisms are botulism and ergotism.
Ergotism or ergot poisoning is due to the use of rye that has become diseased through the attack of a fungus, Claviceps purpurea.
With decomposed breads we take the poisons that produce pellagra, kak-ke, ergotism and acrodinia.Health on the Farm
H. F. Harris
This is a Latin letter by Dr. Baker, and gives a good history of the various epidemics of ergotism.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
- ergot poisoning, producing either burning pains and eventually gangrene in the limbs or itching skin and convulsionsAlso called: Saint Anthony's fire
- Poisoning caused by consuming ergot-infected grain or grain products, or from excessive use of drugs containing ergot.