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On Thursday, Google honoured Dr Virginia Apgar an American anaesthesiologist by celebrating the 109th birth anniversary of Apgar who is credited for creating the 'Apgar Score' that determines the health of a newborn baby. Her creation has certainly played a specific role.
Born on June 7, 1909, Virginia Apgar spent her early life in New Jersey, USA in a family devoted to music. She developed an interest in medical and science owing to several medical conditions in her family. In 1949, a residency surgery was completed by her and she was the first woman to become a professor at the prestigious Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S).
She published over 60 scientific articles and gave lectures across the US.
"Is My Baby All Right?" which explained the causes and treatment of a variety of common birth defects was co-authored by her in 1972.
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