TITLE

Virginia Apgar : A Pioneer, not for her Score alone

AUTHOR(S)
Sen, Amitava
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Perinatology: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Care;May/Jun2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p131
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
A biography of Virginia Apgar, anesthesiologist, is presented. She was born on June 7, 1909 in Westfield, New Jersey and studied at Mount Holyoke College in 1929. Dr. Apgar developed and introduced the Apgar score, the first standardized method used to evaluate a newborn after birth to measure its well-being and to decide if any immediate medical intervention is necessary. From 1938, she was director of the department of anesthesiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
ACCESSION #
27694404

 

Related Articles

  • Zum 100. Geburtstag von Virginia Apgar. Brandt, L.; Brandt, K. // Anaesthesist;May2009, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p537 

    The 7th of June 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the birthday of the American anaesthesiologist Virginia Apgar. The Apgar score for evaluation of the newborn created by her in 1952 and later named after her is one of the most popular and most often used medical scoring systems.

  • Keeping Apgar score in context. Essex, Charles // New Zealand Doctor;7/16/2008, p22 

    The article explores the reliability of the Apgar score in assessing the baby's condition, physiology and biochemistry at birth. The Apgar score was introduced by anaesthetist Virginia Apgar which was designed as a way of ensuring term newborn babies were assessed immediately after birth to help...

  • Virginia Apgar: The woman who knew the score. Apgar, Virginia // Contemporary Pediatrics;Jan2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p64 

    The article profiles Virginia Apgar, a pioneering pediatrician and anesthesiologist who marks her 100th birthday in 2009. She devised the Apgar test, a quick assessment to determine a newborn child's health. She devised the Apgar test in order to test the vital reflexes and responses in newborns...

  • Apgar, Virginia (1909 - 1974).  // Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography;2005, p1 

    U.S. physician and anesthetist best known for developing the Apgar newborn scoring system, which increased child survival rates worldwide.

  • Apgar score. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p63 

    An encyclopedia entry for "Apgar score " is presented. It refers to a system for assessing the condition of a newborn baby and helping to direct appropriate care. Devised by Virginia Apgar, the system's features including breathing, heart rate, colour, muscle tone and stimulation response are...

  • Musician Physician.  // Lakelander (Whitney, TX);8/18/2010, Vol. 24 Issue 33, p2 

    The article offers information on the life of Dr. Virginia Apgar, a musician and physician who was recognized for making a violin instrument by her own and creating the Apgar Score which evaluated the newborn babies for special medical attention.

  • 20th Century Reaching for the Sunlight: September 23, 1952. Buchanan, Paul D. // American Women's Rights Movement: A Chronology of Events & of Op;2009, p169 

    A chapter from the book "The American Women's Rights Movement: A Chronology of Events and Opportunities From 1600 to 2008" is presented. This chapter focuses on the introduction of the Appearance, Pulse, Grimace reflex, Activity, and Respiration (APGAR) test at the 27th Annual Congress of...

  • Virginia Apgar. Driscoll, Sally // Virginia Apgar;2006, p1 

    Background information on physician Virginia Apgar is presented. The author reviews how Apgar participated in the delivery of thousands of babies while affecting the health of millions of others. The development of the "Apgar Score System" is reviewed. Information on Apgar's early life and...

  • Virginia Apgar. Driscoll, Sally // Virginia Apgar;8/1/2017, p1 

    Background information on physician Virginia Apgar is presented. The author reviews how Apgar participated in the delivery of thousands of babies while affecting the health of millions of others. The development of the "Apgar Score System" is reviewed. Information on Apgar's early life and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics