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Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The cure was the most absurd idea possible...yet it worked, all the same.

Email for early $poylers, please.
Shez (Shez)
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was the cure for a disease? physical? mental? addiction?

true story? FYOI? FSEI?

did the cure work on a single person? many people? i it now an accepted cure?

LTPF list of centuries please
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the cure for a disease? yesish, I don't think that's strictly accurate physical? this mental? addiction?

true story? this FYOI? FSEI?

did the cure work on a single person? many people? this is it now an accepted cure? DOYD of "now"...yes or yesish

LTPF list of centuries please the 'disease's' effect on this group was first recorded in the early 19th century, the 'cure' was found in the late 20th
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

cure for a pain? an infection? a congenital defect?

did it only affect a certain group of people? male? female? children? a particular race or nationality? people living in a particular location? or in particular circumstances?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 1:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the idea of the cure absurd because:
- the inventor used strange things?
- the inventor seemed to harm his patient(s)?
- the inventor used something poisonous/infectuous?

Did the cure involve: chemicals? animals? plants?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 2:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it more of a condition?
Mental issue?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shez:
cure for a pain? an infection? a congenital defect? this one

did it only affect a certain group of people? yes male? female? children? all of the preceding a particular race or nationality? no people living in a particular location? yes or in particular circumstances? and yes

Redwine:
Was the idea of the cure absurd because:
- the inventor used strange things? it certainly seemed strange, even paradoxical
- the inventor seemed to harm his patient(s)? no
- the inventor used something poisonous/infectuous? no

Did the cure involve: chemicals? this, no to rest animals? plants?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 2:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Vesica: (sorry, I didn't forget you!)

Is it more of a condition? 'condition' is a far better word than 'disease', yes
Mental issue? no
Potato (Potato)
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Does the condition resemble the symptoms of another disease on which the applied chemicals would have a negative effect?

Does the cure involve something other than the chemicals? Like surgery?

Is the dosage form of the chemical relevant? If so is it:
Tablets?
Capsules?
Infusions?
Injections?
Suppositories?
A liquid? Drops?
A creme?

Are they hormones?

Does the condition affect a certain part of the body? If so?
Head?
Torso?
Ams/hands?
Legs/feet?
A particular organ?
Blood?
Bones?
Muscles?
Nerves?
Skin?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 3:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the condition resemble the symptoms of another disease Yes on which the applied chemicals would have a negative effect? But no

Does the cure involve something other than the chemicals? No Like surgery? So no

Is the dosage form of the chemical relevant? If so is it:
Tablets? This became the regular treatment.
Capsules?
Infusions?
Injections? This was the initial treatment. No to rest
Suppositories?
A liquid? Drops?
A creme?

Are they hormones? No.

Does the condition affect a certain part of the body? If so?
Head?
Torso?
Ams/hands?
Legs/feet? Yesish to all (see below)
A particular organ?
Blood? This one
Bones?
Muscles?
Nerves?
Skin? Leading to this.
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have no idea what the condition is called, but I remember a TV report on a guy whose skin has turned bluish because, IIRC, something was wrong with his blood. Is this the condition in question?

Blood containing too much O2 relevant? Or too little?
Too much CO2? Too little?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have no idea what the condition is called, but I remember a TV report on a guy whose skin has turned bluish because, IIRC, something was wrong with his blood. Is this the condition in question? Probably, though there's a few things that can cause it, and I'm looking for a specific, rather well-known case.

Blood containing too much O2 relevant? Or too little? Oxygen is not at all relevant, though that's a good (but irrelevant) guess.
Too much CO2? Too little? Neither is carbon dioxide.

HINT: The issue isn't with something taken into the body, but something inherently present (because of something not present) in the blood.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Raynaud's syndrome relevant? Porphyria?

is the treatment something usually considered poisonous? like arsenic?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 3:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Methemoglobinemia or the Blue Fugates of Kentucky relevant?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Raynaud's syndrome relevant? no Porphyria? no

is the treatment something usually considered poisonous? like arsenic? no to both
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 4:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Methemoglobinemia or the Blue Fugates of Kentucky relevant?
A RESOUNDING YES TO BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!! (Clevur kitteh Vesica!!!)

***SPOILER****
The Blue Fugates of Troublesome Creek, KY, were a highly interbred clan (mixing with the Combses, Smiths, and one or two other local families, over and over and over again, cousins marrying cousins, aunts marrying nephews...) who were known for having or carrying the gene for methemoglobinemia - excessive amounts of methemoglobin produced in the blood, for lack of a particular enzyme called diaphorase. The gene is recessive, so that the two parents would both have to have it, either by having the condition or carrying the gene. Obviously, with inbred families, this is all too likely to happen.

The condition is neither painful or fatal, only annoying for the sake of being marked as 'different'. When Benjy Stacy, a ninth generation descendant of the Fugate clan patriarch Martin Fugate, was born in the 1980's, he was born in a hospital, bluer than a blueberry. It attracted the attention of physicians, who thought the boy might be suffering from a heart condition. When they finally isolated the issue, a cure was sought after and found...methethylene blue, a common blue food coloring, which would replace the enzyme lacking in the blue Fugates.

...A blue dye to cure the blueness? Yes, you heard me right. :-D The Fugates didn't believe it either...until it was injected into their skin, and they had pink skin for the very first time in their lives. The chemical passes out of the body through the urine, so the Fugate clan must take the chemical in a daily tablet for the rest of their lives...but it's a small price to pay for looking just like everyone else.

By the way, I'm a distant cousin to the Fugates. But I've not got a drop of blue anywhere it shouldn't be. Thank God for that, I grew up with enough to be teased about.

Thanks everyone for the hard work, and to Vesica kitteh for the spoiler!!! Cheezburgurz all around!!! :-D
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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Troublesome Creek" is a very apt name for the setting of such a story, don't you think?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LOL! Yes =D I think it's somewhere near Lexington.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 8:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow! I'd heard of the Fugates, but never of the cure. That's insane, and kind of crazy, and kind of awesome, all at the same time.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Isn't it, though??? :-D Poor Balin kitteh, missing out on the fun. *givz cheezburgur anywai*

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