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Virginia Apgar

Born: 7-Jun-1909
Birthplace: Westfield, NJ
Died: 7-Aug-1974
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Liver Failure
Remains: Buried, Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Doctor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Anesthesiologist, Apgar Score

Developed the Apgar Score, to determine the viability of a newborn.

[1] Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan.

Father: Charles E. Apgar (insurance executive)
Mother: Helen May Clarke

    High School: Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ (1925)
BA Zoology, Mount Holyoke College (1929)
    Medical School: MD, Columbia University (1933)
    University: MPH, Johns Hopkins University (1959)
    Professor: Medicine, Columbia University (1949-59)
    Professor: Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell University (1971-74)
    Lecturer: Medical Genetics, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (1973-)
    Administrator: Trustee, Mount Holyoke College (1966-71)

    National Foundation Senior VP Medical Affairs (1973-74)
    National Foundation Director of Basic Research (1967-72)
    American Academy of Pediatrics Honorary Associate Fellow
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Associate Fellow
    American Society of Anesthesiologists Treasurer (1941-45)
    March of Dimes
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1995

Author of books:
Is My Baby All Right? (1972, with Joan Beck)

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