In this 1964 article for a general audience, Apgar reviewed the progress being made in prevention, early detection, and treatment
of birth defects. She emphasized that with new diagnostic and surgical techniques, many congenital problems could be found
and treated, and their effects minimized soon after birth. These included hydrocephalus, cleft palate, phenylketonuria, and
Rh factor incompatibility. The increasing use of her newborn scoring method, which ensured that medical personnel would take
a close look at babies just after birth, provided a template for expanded routine testing and intervention.
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1964-01 (January 1964)
Periodical: Apgar, Virginia. "They're Solving the Mysteries of Birth Defects." Family Circle, (January 1964): 48-49, 88-90.
Article. 5 Images.
Original Repository: Mount Holyoke College. Archives and Special Collections. Virginia Apgar Papers [MS 0504]
[Family Circle, Inc.]
Reproduced with permission of Peter A. Apgar.
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Second Career: The National Foundation-March of Dimes, 1959-1974