Dr Virginia Apgar

Dr Virginia Apgar

Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 7 Aug 1974 (aged 65)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section E
Memorial ID 6652218 · View Source
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Medical Pioneer. A 1933 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons graduate, she developed the "Apgar Score" system to test the health of newborn infants by delivery room personnel. In 1949, she became the first woman to hold a full professorship on Columbia University's medical faculty. She was the author of "Is My Baby All Right?" In 1994 she was honored on a United States postage stamp as part of the "Great Americans" series.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Virginia Apgar (7 Jun 1909–7 Aug 1974), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6652218, citing Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .