Dr. Virginia Apgar


Dr. Virginia Apgar broke new ground in the fields of obstetrics and anesthesiology in the middle of the 20th century. When babies are born today, one of the tools doctors use to measure whether they're thriving on their own is the Apgar score.

Dr. Virginia Apgar, circa 1973 © Bettmann/CORBIS

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