The beautiful and bountiful hues that decorate the human body range widely. Blue-colored skin is not relegated to the realm of fantasy, as illustrated by the peculiar case of the Fugate family of Eastern Kentucky.
Around 1820, a French orphan named Martin Fugate immigrated to Kentucky to claim a land grant on the banks of Troublesome Creek. According to lore he bore a blue-tinted complexion, and, after marrying a fair-skinned woman, 4 of their 7 children had remarkable blue skin.
Phillips GS, Vatanchi M, Glick SA. The Fugates of Troublesome Creek. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(6):513. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1038
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