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Google Doodle Celebrates Birthday of Dr. Virginia Apgar and We Do, Too!

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Google Doodle, June 7, 2018

Have you Googled today?

Today, June 7, Google Doodle celebrates Dr. Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) on what would be her 109th birthday, & we’re thrilled!

Dr. Apgar was a pioneering physician in the field of maternal health.

She developed a test that babies all over the globe are given at birth to quickly determine their health & viability.

After she developed this test, it became known as the APGAR score—A for Appearance, P for Pulse, G for Grimace, A for Activity and R for Respiration—with many not knowing that Apgar was not just an acronym but a real person.

As part of NLM’s Profiles in Science project, the Library collaborated with the Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections to digitize & make available many of her papers. Dr. Apgar was also featured in the NLM exhibition Changing the Face of Medicine, which explored how women have influenced & enhanced the practice of medicine.

Read more about women in medical history.

Source: infocus.nlm.nih.gov

Updated: June 7, 2018 — 1:25 pm

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