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Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times
    #4210442 - 05/23/05 04:35 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I've been looking and finding little things here and there through google but does someone offhand know a particularly definitive source for information regarding Ergotism in medieval times? I'm taking a class in Arthurian Legend and have to do an oral report on medieval medecines and I thought it might be fun to focus on that.


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    #4210470 - 05/23/05 04:44 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: blink]
    #4210473 - 05/23/05 04:45 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

:rotfl:


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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4210736 - 05/23/05 05:44 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Here's some information I found that might help you. Good luck w/ your oral.

lol

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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: Sammy]
    #4210875 - 05/23/05 06:18 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i've done some stoned thinking about it, with absolutely no scientific credibility behind it - but lsd was originally extracted from some ergot derivative, yeah? so might this account for medieval accounts of hexes/possessions/etc - folks getting tripped out on moldy bread?


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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: Krishna]
    #4211066 - 05/23/05 07:09 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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i've done some stoned thinking about it, with absolutely no scientific credibility behind it - but lsd was originally extracted from some ergot derivative, yeah? so might this account for medieval accounts of hexes/possessions/etc - folks getting tripped out on moldy bread?




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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: Krishna]
    #4211252 - 05/23/05 07:55 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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i've done some stoned thinking about it, with absolutely no scientific credibility behind it - but lsd was originally extracted from some ergot derivative, yeah? so might this account for medieval accounts of hexes/possessions/etc - folks getting tripped out on moldy bread?




I heard it might also be related to the Salem Witch Trials.  :shocked:


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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: Oddish]
    #4211293 - 05/23/05 08:12 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i have heard that as well.....


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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: Oddish]
    #4211414 - 05/23/05 08:44 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)



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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4211444 - 05/23/05 08:55 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I don't think there is any definitive proof. I always thought that would be a great research project for an aspiring organic chemist. Build a grain silo like would have been used in medieval times. Then adjust the climate in the silo to mimic their conditions. Extract grain as often as they would have and test for possible hallucinogenic compounds.


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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: cb9fl]
    #4211465 - 05/23/05 09:01 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Or wait for one contaminated sample then spread it around because yeast didn't come in little packets back then?


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Re: Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times [Re: Adden]
    #4212713 - 05/24/05 02:00 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

in some biology book it breifly said that the great awakening was sparked from an outbreak of ergot.


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