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The Virginia Apgar Papers

Title:
Letter from Herbert E. Poch to Virginia Apgar pdf (94,455 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Herbert E. Poch to Virginia Apgar
Description:
The Apgar scoring system was adopted rapidly in the U.S. after 1960, but, as Poch's letter indicated, there were disputes over who should do the actual scoring. Poch, a pediatrician who had trained with Apgar, thought it should be someone other than the attending obstetrician.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (94,455 Bytes)
Date:
1966-02-10 (February 10, 1966)
Creator:
Poch, Herbert E.
Saint Elizabeth Hospital
Recipient:
Apgar, Virginia
Source:
Original Repository: Mount Holyoke College. Archives and Special Collections. Virginia Apgar Papers [MS 0504]
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Herbert E. Poch.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Apgar Score
Infant, Newborn
Exhibit Category:
Second Career: The National Foundation-March of Dimes, 1959-1974
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Virginia Apgar to Herbert E. Poch (February 25, 1966) pdf (84,661 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 8
Unique Identifier:
CPBBGR
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Apgar Score Material 1959-1973
Folder: Correspondence 1966
Transcript:
February 10, 1966
Dear Dr. Apgar:
A raging controversy has plagued the Department of Nursing and the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics at our hospital here in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Being one of your former students, I am well acquainted with the importance of the Apgar Rating and it has been in use in our institution for the last five to six years. However, it has been the custom here that the Obstetrician make the Apgar Rating one minute after birth. As Chief of Pediatrics I have been arguing that this function should be taken over by the circulating nurse in the Delivery Room.
In order to help settle our problem, I would sincerely appreciate your recommendations as to who should do the Apgar Rating, as well as the exact timing.
Thank you very much for your courtesy.
Sincerely yours,
Herbert E. Poch, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Pediatrician-in-Chief
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-09-23
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