Virginia Apgar

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Birthday
7, 1909
Birthplace
Westfield, NJ
Death Date
Aug 7, 1974 (65)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1909
Birthplace
Westfield, NJ
Death Date
Aug 7, 1974 (65)

About

Columbia University's first full female medical professor who devised the Apgar Score System to determine the health of newborns.

Before Fame

After finishing her studies, she applied for a surgery post at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons despite a long record of other women who failed to make it in the field.

Trivia

Her test became the standard for hospitals all over the world.

Family Life

One of her brothers died early from tuberculosis, and another suffered from a chronic childhood illness.

Associated With

Actress Morgan Brittany was a big supporter of the March of Dimes foundation, working with them to improve the lives of mothers and babies.