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The Virginia Apgar Papers
- A Proposal for a New Method of Evaluation of the Newborn Infant
- In this article, Apgar described her innovative method for assessing the viability of newborn infants by assigning "scores"
of 0, 1, or 2 to the infant's respiration, pulse, color, muscle tone, and response to stimuli one minute after birth.
This procedure was later known as "Apgar scoring" and is now routinely used in hospitals worldwide.
- Presented before the Twenty-Seventh Annual Congress of Anesthetists, Joint Meeting of the International Anesthesia Research
Society and the International College of Anesthetists, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 22-25, 1952.
- Item is a photocopy.
- Number of Image Pages:
- 8 (492,507 Bytes)
- Date Supplied:
- July-August 1953
- Apgar, Virginia
- Periodical: Apgar, Virginia. "A Proposal for a New Method of Evaluation of the Newborn Infant." Current Researches in Anesthesia
and Analgesia 32, ([July-August 1953]): 260-267. Article. 8 Images.
- [International Anesthesia Research Society]
- Reproduced with permission of the International Anesthesia Research Society.
- Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
- Apgar Score
- Exhibit Category:
- Obstetric Anesthesia and a Scorecard for Newborns, 1949-1958
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- Folder: [Selected articles collected by NLM]
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