Virginia Apgar Research Paper

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Virginia Apgar changed the medical world in the 50’s. She accomplished a lot in her whole life time in the medical world and in the educational world. She shows that Women can accomplish many things they get their minds set to. For example, she had an interest in the medical world as a child and spent her whole life committing herself to school and encouraging herself to make it through and I believe that she is a wonderful role model for any young woman who would like to follow in her footsteps someday and be part of the medical world. Apgar was born in Westfield, New Jersey, on June on 6/7/09 to a family that apparently “never sat down." She was the youngest of three children. Virginia was a violinist as a child and continued throughout…show more content…
Colleagues, Dr. Duncan Holaday and Dr. Stanley James helped her make these connections They were able to prove that babies with low levels of blood oxygen and highly acidic blood had low Apgar Scores and that giving cyclopropane anesthesia to the mother was likely to result in a newborns low score. Finally, a study involving 17,221 babies, established that the Apgar score, can predict a good chance of survival and neurological development. Of a newborn child. Also, it wasn’t only Virginia who made a difference in the 50’s was a turning point for medicine! In the 1950s they had also discovered hepatitis and the wonder drug penicillin which helps the immune system fight infections like bacterial infections such as strep. Most of the antibiotics that we have available today were discovered in the 1950’s! In 1959, while on leave, Apgar earned a master's degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University. Deciding not to return to medicine, She became the director of the congenital defects at the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis received many honors and awards for her

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