Medicine: Again, Ergot

The fulminating affliction of the food, drug & insecticide administration of the Department of Agriculture, the "scandal" of ergot, came up again last week. Walter Gilbert Campbell, director of the department's regulatory work took it before the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Forestry. He wished to clear the administration of Dr. Henry Kurd Rusby's long repeated charges that it was willfully permitting the importation of rotten ergot, fluid extract of which (says Dr. Rusby) is killing large numbers of women in childbirth (TIME, April 15,...

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