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The Virginia Apgar Papers

Title:
Letter from Virginia Apgar to Mary Cawthon pdf (48,416 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Virginia Apgar to Mary Cawthon
Number of Image Pages:
1 (48,416 Bytes)
Date:
1973-05-07 (May 7, 1973)
Creator:
Apgar, Virginia
Recipient:
Cawthon, Mary
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):
Congenital Abnormalities
Infant
Pregnancy
Exhibit Category:
Second Career: The National Foundation-March of Dimes, 1959-1974
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Mary Cawthon to Virginia Apgar (March 22, 1973) pdf (86,261 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CPBBJF.pdf
Box Number: 24
Folder Number: 9
Unique Identifier:
CPBBJD
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:
May 7, 1973
Dear Mrs. Cawthon:
In reply to your letter of March 22, I'm very sorry to hear about your little girl. Most umbilical cords are three feet or so in length. If longer, the cord quite often is wrapped around a leg or, through the movements of the baby, is tied in a knot. Usually a true knot, such as your baby had, protects the circulation in the cord from being compressed. I would guess that it also was wound around a leg.
No activity of yours influences the baby at all. It was just very bad luck to lose your baby this way. There is no reason why it should happen again.
Stillbirths actually are somewhat lower than 10 or 20 years ago. They do not seen to be on the increase.
Thank you for writing me. Do enjoy your next pregnancy.
Sincerely,
Virginia Apgar, M.D., M.P.H.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-09-26
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