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The Virginia Apgar Papers

Title:
Genetics and Anesthesia pdf (3,670,699 Bytes) ocr (4 Bytes)
Genetics and Anesthesia
Description:
Apgar gave this talk at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Day in 1960. Less than a year into her new position with the National Foundation-March of Dimes, she chose to discuss the application of her new field of study, genetics, to the specialty she had worked in for several decades. The genetic disorders known as "inborn errors of metabolism" were very relevant to anesthesiology: inherited differences in various metabolic enzymes could have a great effect on a patient's response to anesthetics. Tests for enzyme deficiencies, done before an operation, could help avoid anesthesia complications.
Number of Image Pages:
5 (3,670,699 Bytes)
Date:
1960-04-22 (April 22, 1960)
Creator:
[Apgar, Virginia]
Source:
Original Repository: Mount Holyoke College. Archives and Special Collections. Virginia Apgar Papers [MS 0504]
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Peter A. Apgar.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetics
Anesthesiology
Exhibit Category:
Second Career: The National Foundation-March of Dimes, 1959-1974
Box Number: 11
Folder Number: 3
Unique Identifier:
CPBBGG
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings 1941-1975
Folder: 1960
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-05-10
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