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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The bulk of the work is taken up by numerous detailed reports on patients in hospital, and the last pages form an appendix, consisting of eight accounts by neighbouring colleagues.

Robert quoted modern Russian cases in support of his view that intercurrent infections of typhoid, pneumonia, etc.

Since the food supplies of the previous efgotism were often exhausted at the time of the rye harvest late July or early Augustthe grain which fell out during harvesting Krummelkorn in Germany was milled immediately; it was especially rich in ergot, since the ergot becomes detached more readily than the rye grains. Apart from them only sporadic cases of ergotism were observed. Commodities and Products see more detailssaponins saponins Subject Category: Quo anno saeviit vehementer ergofism Flandria sacer ignis, quam ignariam vocabant pestem ibid.

The year produced sporadic fatal cases in Bohemia, described in considerable detail by Hussa. Tessier who visited this district on account of the prevalent ergotism, states that it was well supplied with cattle [Stir les bestiaux de la Sologne, ].

The alkaloidal content of ergot Keyword Advanced Browse all content Thesaurus. He saw a woman who suffered from daily recurring convulsions; her fingers ergotixm as if burnt at the tips, rigid, indurated, devoid of sensation and of movement.

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It is related in the Histoire dc l’Academic [see Academic dcs Sciences,p. It was described in considerable detail by Boucher [] and is remarkable in several respects.


In June, July and August the rainfall was double the normal. Organism Names see more detailscommelinids commelinids Subject Category: I he sensus forniicationis was most common in the fingers, but sometimes extended over the arms and the whole body, and became most painful when it affected the tongue, These common milder symptoms did not greatly attract the attention of the earlier physicians, and often passed off; they might, however, be followed after a few weeks by more pronounced nervous symptoms, convulsive clonic muscular c 34 V.barger twitchings von Leyden and tonic spasms of the limbs.

Observed by I r K. Meyer, Annales rerum Flandricarum, liber iii-j P- 3 1 b. Occasionally cows, to whom the latter mixture was given, were poisoned. In England, and probably also in Normandy, less rye was cultivated than in France.

Ergot and ergotism.

In the author was called to a family of eight, all of whom were suffering from convulsive ergotism; there was much ergot in the rye from all the fields of the village, yet no other family was attacked.

Organism Names see more detailsHomo homo Subject Category: Since the larger grains of ergot fall out readily, Kriimmelkorn is particularly rich in ergot, and several days after the new bread had been eaten the disease appeared ; on 29th August J I aube was called to his first four patients, two of whom soon died. Commodities and Products see more detailsmonographs monographs Subject Category: Iluscmann in Ncuburger und Pagel, q.

Treves [], New York [] these three quoted from Hirschand in Belgium [, Vleminckx], In order to support this hypothesis further, it will be necessary to show that the German sufferers from the disease, in comparison with the French, received little vitamin-A, and further to compare the quantities of ergot consumed by both.

After the loss of a single limb the patients often made a good recovery and lived for many years, sometimes being attacked again in a second epidemic. Janson states that in g.bargef bread baked in Dauphine and the Department of the Iserc snd 33 to 50 per cent, of ergot.

Moreover, ergotism in man is more amenable to control than is the case with epidemic diseases. Haec autem mortalitas non solum Teutonicos, sed ct Franciam, Burgundiam, Italian usque vexabat. Nevertheless most authors did not incriminate ergot; Longolius, for instance, attributed the disease to honey-dew. In Desgranges, a young physician at Lyons, met a ervot who was in the habit of giving a pinch of ergot, ground in a coffee-mill, as decoction.


In Finland, according to Spoof, it was occasionally as high as 33, and as low as 4 or 5 per cent. Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment see more detailserhot symptoms Subject Category: Gradually the part affected became numbed ; the pains sometimes stopped suddenly.

Ergot and Ergotism.

The accidents resultats facheux numbered only 12 in the total of The case of the gangrenous form is relatively simple: Other physicians who have administered it concur with me in the success of its operation. This would indicate that in addition to ergot a second factor was involved, already surmised by one or two of the older observers. Freshly harvested rye was found to be the most toxic. In bleeding their patients they found it difficult to obtain a satisfactory flow of blood.

Ex Chronico Saxonico,Bouquet, x. Tres plagje tribus regionibus appropriari solent, Anglorum fames, Gallorum ignis, Normannorum lepra Chronicon Alberici, Bouquet, xiii. Organism Names see more detailsChordata chordata Subject Category: In the first pages he abstracts nearly all German writers on the subject, and gives his own careful description of the disease, together with what was then known about ergot.

All suffered from severe convulsions, lasting a month; Bonjean also investigated gangrenous ergotism in a family near Chambery in November Convulsive ergotism in man. Est autem morbus hie tabificus, sub extenta liventi cute carnem ab ossibus separans et consumens, et mora temporis augmenta doloris et ardoris capiens, per singula momenta cogit miseros mori, et tamen desiderantibus mortem tantum remedium denegatur: On examining a granary where rye is stored, you will be able to procure a sufficient quantity from among that grain.