Virginia Apgar


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Virginia Apgar (7 June 1909–7 August 1974) was an American obstetrical anesthesiologist. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field of neonatology. To the public, however, she is best known as the developer of the Apgar score, a method of assessing the health of newborn babies that has drastically reduced ... more »

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  • ''Nobody, but nobody, is going to stop breathing on me.''
    Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), U.S. physician. Originally quoted by Christina Smith in an obituary for Apgar: "In Memoriam," Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarte...
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