Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Apgar Score

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Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

Today's Google Doodle honors Dr. Virginia Apgar, who invented what became the standard test for assessing the health of a newborn infant within a few minutes of birth. She would have been 109 years old.

This quick diagnostic measures infant health using five dimensions: Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration.

Dr. Apgar's career also included work in genetics. She became a public health advocate for congenital birth defects.

You may read about her and see the Google Doodle at Quartz.

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