Malpractice Podcast

#4.12: The Blue People of Kentucky

May 25, 2022 Jessica Oswald & Sydnee Spruiell Eldridge Season 4 Episode 12
Malpractice Podcast
#4.12: The Blue People of Kentucky
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This week, Syd & Jess are here to tell you the fascinating medical history of the Blue Fugate Family, aka the Blue People of Kentucky.  Although the genetic form of this condition has largely left the population, we'll fill you in on how it started in the first place, what makes you blue, and the strange story of the doctor who found a solution to methemoglobinemia. 

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Sources for this episode:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Fugates
https://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/circulatory/blue-people-kentucky.htm
https://allthatsinteresting.com/fugate-family-blue-people-of-kentucky
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/blue-skinned-people-kentucky-reveal-todays-genetic-lesson/story?id=15759819
https://www.thetealmango.com/featured/blue-people-of-kentucky-decoding-the-mystery/
https://www.healthline.com/health/methemoglobinemia#prevention
https://www.poison.org/articles/teething-gels-a-warning
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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-you-should-know/id278981407?i=1000544411723 

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