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Author Uhl, Xina M.

Title Virginia Apgar : Groundbreaking Doctor
Published New York, NY : Rosen Publishing Group, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (106 pages)
Series Super Female Scientists Ser
Super Female Scientists Ser
Contents Growing up -- Choosing a specialty -- Anesthesia and childbirth -- Creating the Apgar score -- More than medicine -- Battling birth defects -- Becoming famous -- Life and legacy
Summary Prior to the development of a simple test called the Apgar score, many newborn babies missed receiving the urgent care they needed at birth. Dr. Virginia Apgar came up with the Apgar score to help these newborns by rating them in a number of different health areas. The savior of countless young lives, Virginia Apgar is hailed as a legend, a trailblazer, and an inventor. Readers delve into the riveting story of a medical legend who inspired women doctors to succeed at a time when society did not value the contributions of women in the work force
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Subject Apgar, Virginia, 1909-1974 -- Juvenile literature
Apgar, Virginia, 1909-1974
Anesthesiologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Apgar score -- History -- Juvenile literature
Women anesthesiologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Women physicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Apgar score
Women physicians
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Juvenile works
Form Electronic book
Author Apel, Melanie Ann.
ISBN 1725340550