In this article for a New Jersey newspaper, Apgar discussed traditional beliefs that mothers were at fault when their children
were born with defects or undesirable characteristics (e.g., the "wrong" gender). She explained how recent research
had "made mincemeat" of such assumptions, and how the March of Dimes planned to sponsor research exploring the father's
genetic responsibility in such cases.
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1968-01-04 (January 4, 1968)
Periodical: Apgar, Virginia. "How the March of Dimes Fights Birth Defects." Paterson, N.J. Morning News, (4 January 1968). Article.
Original Repository: Mount Holyoke College. Archives and Special Collections. Virginia Apgar Papers [MS 0504]
[Paterson, N.J. Morning News]
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Second Career: The National Foundation-March of Dimes, 1959-1974