A PORTRAIT OF SARA BLOMQVIST, PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOHAN.
regardintemporel: Lucien Walery - Etude de Nu, ca. 1920
Melba Moore, seated in a nude pose, July 1971 by Jack Robinson. The photo, which appeared in the October 15, 1971 issue of Vogue, was taken as Ms. Moore was touring the country after appearing on Broadway in “Hair” and “Purlie.”
The Persistent Dream of Youth
Untitled, Robert Mapplehthorpe, 1972
hand colored photostat; framed
It is inherited as a dominant trait. It is carried by a gene called FBN1, which encodes a connective protein called fibrillin-1. People have a pair of FBN1 genes. Because it is dominant, people who have inherited one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will have Marfan’s.
Marfan syndrome has a range of expressions, from mild to severe. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves and aorta. It may also affect the lungs, eyes, the dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, skeleton and the hard palate.
it can be crucial that this diagnosis is known/made in the ER in an emergency!