Dr Virginia Apgar 109th Birthday Celebrates Google Doodle

Date: June 7, 2018 Posted by: Rohit Gupta In: Google Doodle

Dr Virginia Apgar 109th Birthday 

Today the Search Engine Google is Celebrating Dr Virginia Apgar 109th Birthday with animated Google Doodle in USA, UK, Japan and few other countries. She was famous American obstetrical anesthetist and inventor of newborn child’s ‘Apgar score’ She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field of neonatology, this is a way to quickly assess the health of newborn children immediately after birth.




Dr Virginia Apgar 109th Birthday

Dr Virginia Apgar 109th Birthday Google Doodle

Apgar has a keen interest in science. Her older brother passed away early from tuberculosis, there were chronic diseases besides brothers, maybe I was also interested in medicine and science. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1925 and wanted to become a doctor. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1929 and studied underage and zoology in physiology and chemistry. In 1933 she graduated from the Columbia University physician and surgeon (P & S) the fourth in her class. She completed her residence in P & S surgery in 1937.




Virginia Apgar examining a newborn baby in 1966

Virginia Apgar examining a newborn baby in 1966

She was trained for six months under Dr. Ernesto Roveestin in New York, Bellevue Hospital. She was qualified as an anesthesiologist in 1937 and returned to P & S in 1938 as the director of the newly formed anesthesia department. Her education entered John Hopkins sanitary hygiene school’s public health department, completed in 1959 with a master’s degree completed.



In 1949, Virginia Apgar became the first woman to become a complete professor of P & S until 1959. Meanwhile, she also conducted clinical research at an affiliated Sloane hospital for women, part of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.In 1953, she was the first to be called the Apgar score to evaluate the health of the newborn We have introduced a test.

Dr. Virginia Apgar

Dr Virginia Apgar Biography

  • Born: 7 June 1909, Westfield, New Jersey, United States
  • Died: 7 August 1974, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA
  • Hall of fame induction: 1995
  • Education: Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (1933–1937), MORE
  • Books: Is My Baby All Right? A Guide to Birth Defects
  • Parents: Charles Emory Apgar, Helen May Apgar
  • Cause of death: cirrhosis
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation:Anesthesiologist
  • Field :anesthesiology, teratology
  • Specialism :Obstetric anesthesiology
  • Research :Apgar score
  • Notable works :Is My Baby All Right? A Guide to Birth Defects, with Joan Beck

Read more about Dr Virginia Apgar at wikipedia

Apgar never married, and died of cirrhosis of the liver on August 7, 1974 at Columbia

Happy Dr Virginia Apgar 109th Birthday

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