Ergot and ergotism by G. Barger, , Gurney and Jackson edition, in English. 16 George Barger, Ergot and Ergotism: A monograph Based on the England Historic, Geneological Society (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, ). flour or grain used for example in bread or for brewing beer, the ergot alkaloids may lead to the hor- rible disease called Barger G () Ergot and Ergotism.

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This edition is evidently rare for it is not mentioned by Pritzel, nor is it in the British Museum. The first sentence occurs also in Sigebert of Gembloux, Bouquet, xiii. Geographic Entities see more detailsEurope g.barge Subject Category: A girl of the same age became ill on the 12th and died on the 22nd.

Erhot only cereal incriminated was rye, which in was often ergotised to the extent of one- eighthin one district more than half the grain was ergot.

Ergot and ergotism.

Organism Groups see more detailseggs eggs Subject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries see more detailsvitamin deficiencies vitamin deficiencies Subject Category: This author ate, in the course of three days, bread containing a pound of darnel seeds and recovered, after taking an emetic, which hardly proved his contention that darnel was the cause of the Kriebelkrankheit. Severe cases differed only from true epilepsy in that the patients were conscious. The author relates how, when there was a great pestilence in Burgundy and all the neighbouring countries, many sufferers, having heard the fame of the pious prelate, flocked to his palace, and were fed and washed by him personally, to the number of eighty or one hundred each day.


Tunc enim videnuis quxdam femina longius ex fuis vtriculisfeu glumisprorendi,acin mediocrem ctiam craflitiem cxcrefce- re,nigrumq;colorcm foriscontrahere, intus Candida farina denfioris materia? Convulsive ergotism in Sweden, Norway and Finland. I his problem is referred to in the discussion on the relationship of the two types.

Ergot and Ergotism.

Deinde plurimorum ossa ferro recidebantur acuto, quorum carnes exederat ignis Bouquet, xiv. Gaddum found later o oi per cent, alkaloid in the ergot by pharmacological means. Bergius [] refers only to the ad of convulsions and gangrene. Most information regarding the post-mortem findings in acute ergotism is to be obtained from modern attempts to procure abortion sec p.

The mortality was very high, in a number of the earlier epidemics over 50 per cent. Anatomical and Morphological Structures see more detailsstudents students Subject Category: Both the liquid and marc were administered.

In this connection Reusner [ De Scorbuto, ] referred to the above- mentioned epidemic of ; Scnnertus [in his De Scorbuto tractatus, ] reprinted the above-mentioned letter of Ronsseus. Among the many accounts, the most detailed description of the disease is contained in a book on the miracles of St Mary of Soissons, de curatione ardentium, by a contemporary, Hugh Parsit Names referring to the sensus formicationis: This note is practically identical with one in M. The epidemic declined in March.

The Saxon epidemic was also dealt with by Wedel and by Wilisch. Fuit idem morbus contagiosus, multorum mortalium gravi periculo. Meath who had fed on bread from crgotised rye on marshy ground.


Hussa observed a number of cases of actual poisoning by rye containing 16 to 20 per cent, of darnel seeds; the symptoms were frontal headache, giddiness, rumbling in the ears, gastric pains, twitching of the tongue, difficulty in swallowing and in speech, vomiting, diarrhoea, fatigue, cold sweat, and trembling of the limbs.

Erggotism I rrgotism adopted the use of this powder I have seldom found a case that detained me more than three houis.

Haec autem mortalitas non solum Teutonicos, sed ct Franciam, Burgundiam, Italian usque vexabat. The bread baked from this was almost black, and had a sweetish, not unpleasant taste. One passage from Rabelais was quoted above which, according ahd his modern editor refers to ergotism, but in others it is more probable that Rabelais meant syphilis.

First mention of Ergot 2. Death was denied to the sufferers until anr fire invaded the vital organs. Griepenkerl [ in Brunswick] found 3 to per cent, by accurate weighing, Siemens [Hessen ] mentions 9 per cent. Organism Names see more details leads, on feeding with ergot, to spinal lesions lesions Subject Category: The rye had been grown in Lancashire ina wet year, and was suspect.

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