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The Virginia Apgar Papers

Title:
Letter from Virginia Apgar to Joan Dunkelberger pdf (38,166 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Virginia Apgar to Joan Dunkelberger
Number of Image Pages:
1 (38,166 Bytes)
Date:
1973-06-14 (June 14, 1973)
Creator:
Apgar, Virginia
Recipient:
Dunkelberger, Joan
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):
Learning Disorders
Radiation
Exhibit Category:
Second Career: The National Foundation-March of Dimes, 1959-1974
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Joan Dunkelberger to Virginia Apgar (April 11, 1973) pdf (152,162 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CPBBHN.pdf
Box Number: 24
Folder Number: 11
Unique Identifier:
CPBBHM
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Radio/Television Appearances 1963-1974
Folder: Phil Donahue Show 1973
Transcript:
June 14, 1973
Dear Mrs. Dunkelberger:
The question you ask about micro-wave radiation is very interesting, but I'm afraid cannot be answered with any certainty at present. These ovens do apparently have an effect on people wearing pace-makers for their hearts, but a relation to minimal brain dysfunction has not been proven.
The radiation studies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki showed no damage to babies before birth, but a definite increase in leukemia in babies already born.
You are correct that research into the effect of these waves is a "must". Research funds from The March of Dimes are available whenever an acceptable plan of study is presented.
Thank you for writing me.
Sincerely,
Virginia Apgar, M.D., M.P.H.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-08-14
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