“American obstetrical anaesthetist Dr Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) was born 109 years ago…
“Google’s latest animated Doodle pays tribute to the creator of the “Apgar score”, the test still used to this day to quickly assess the health of newborn babies.
“Her pioneering work in comparing the wellbeing of sickly infants to healthy ones proved crucial to lowering the infant mortality rate in the US and advancing the cause of maternity care.
“Virginia Apgar was born in Westfield, New Jersey, on 7 June 1909 into a family of music lovers, her father an insurance executive by trade but a keen amateur astronomer and inventor.”
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