Items Tagged ‘Luna Fugate’

February 23, 2012

Fugates of Kentucky: Skin Bluer than Lake Louise

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Benjamin “Benjy” Stacy so frightened maternity doctors with the color of his skin — “as Blue as Lake Louise” — that he was rushed just hours after his birth in 1975 to University of Kentucky Medical Center. As a transfusion was being readied, the baby’s grandmother suggested to doctors that he looked like the “blue […]

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Tags: Benjamin "Benjy" Stacy, Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, intermarriage, Lake Louise, Luna Fugate, methemoglobinemia, recessive gene, University of Kentucky Medical Center

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