Examples from the Web for ergotism
Thus far the best-known examples of poisoning by the products of micro-organisms are botulism and ergotism.Food Poisoning|Edwin Oakes Jordan
This is a Latin letter by Dr. Baker, and gives a good history of the various epidemics of ergotism.
The convulsive form of ergotism mostly begins with some cerebral disturbance.
The first undoubted instance of ergotism in England belongs to the eighteenth century.
Thus far the foreign experience of ergotism, both medieval and modern, and of its several types.