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Pharmacology (1978) 16 (Suppl. 1): 1–11.
Published Online: 29 May 2008
...A. Hofmann A short survey of the history of ergot, of the original and, for a long time, only source of ergot alkaloids, is given. Once a dreaded poison, ergot has changed its role over the centuries to become a rich treasure house of valuable pharmaceuticals. In the Middle Ages it was the cause...