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The Virginia Apgar Papers

Letter from Cindy Luginbill to Virginia Apgar pdf (66,253 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Cindy Luginbill to Virginia Apgar
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1973-03-22 (March 22, 1973)
Luginbill, Cindy
Apgar, Virginia
Original Repository: Mount Holyoke College. Archives and Special Collections. Virginia Apgar Papers [MS 0504]
Reproduced with permission of Cindy Luginbill.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Congenital Abnormalities
Contraceptives, Oral
Exhibit Category:
Second Career: The National Foundation-March of Dimes, 1959-1974
Metadata Record Letter from Virginia Apgar to Cindy Luginbill (May 17, 1973) pdf (52,140 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Box Number: 24
Folder Number: 10
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Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Series: Radio/Television Appearances 1963-1974
Folder: Phil Donahue Show 1973
March 22, 1973
Dear Dr. Apgar:
I saw the Phil Donahue show the day you were on, and I was rather disappointed that no one brought up the subject of the birth control pill. I am in my fourth month of taking 'The Pill', but I'm wondering if there are any proven facts as to what the pill could do to a child one might have after taking the pill for any length of time, or for that matter what the pill could do to my health.
My husband and I just got married in December, and we don't want to have children for a few years. But when we do decide to have children we want them to be healthy. My doctor recommended the pill because it is the only contraceptive that is 100% effective,
I want to find out all I can about the pill as far as my health is concerned, and the health of the baby I want to have someday. If there is any information you could give me, or tell me of anyone I might write to who could give me information concerning the pill, I would be very grateful.
I enjoyed that Phil Donahue show very much, and I agree with many of your statements. I feel that you know what you're talking about, and I hope you can inform me about the birth control pill.
I want to read your book, "Is My Baby Alright?" as soon as I can get my hands on it.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Cindy Luginbill
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