Virginia Apgar

1909 - 1974

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Virginia Apgar (June 7, 1909 – August 7, 1974) was an American physician, obstetrical anesthesiologist and medical researcher, best known as the inventor of the Apgar Score, a way to quickly assess the health of a newborn child immediately after birth in order to combat infant mortality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Virginia Apgar has received more than 1,569,580 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Virginia Apgar is the 147th most popular physician (up from 159th in 2019), the 1,222nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,191st in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Physician.

Virginia Apgar was a doctor who developed the Apgar score, a scale for measuring the health of newborns. The Apgar score is used to assess the baby's health in the first few minutes after birth.

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Among physicians, Virginia Apgar ranks 147 out of 509Before her are Baruj Benacerraf, Robin Warren, Joseph Murray, André Frédéric Cournand, Edgar Adrian, and Albert of Riga. After her are Ctesias, Louis Ignarro, Herta Oberheuser, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Ernst Gräfenberg, and Magnus Hirschfeld.

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Among people born in 1909, Virginia Apgar ranks 39Before her are Hélder Câmara, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Oldřich Nejedlý, Vicente Feola, Matt Busby, and Yiannis Ritsos. After her are Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Norberto Bobbio, Edward Tatum, Hideo Sakai, James Mason, and Ernst vom Rath. Among people deceased in 1974, Virginia Apgar ranks 33Before her are Walter Lippmann, Zalman Shazar, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Marcel Pagnol, Nikolai Kuznetsov, and Patrick Blackett. After her are Walter Brennan, James J. Braddock, Hilda Gadea, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, René Spitz, and Frank Martin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Virginia Apgar ranks 1,222 out of 15,968Before her are Pat Nixon (1912), Britney Spears (1981), Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), Cesar Romero (1907), Alyson Hannigan (1974), and Condoleezza Rice (1954). After her are Sam Cooke (1931), Ken Kesey (1935), Ken Thompson (1943), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Larry Flynt (1942), and Barry Nelson (1917).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Virginia Apgar ranks 11Before her are William P. Murphy (1892), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Robin Cook (1940), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Joseph Erlanger (1874), and Joseph Murray (1919). After her are Louis Ignarro (1941), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), George Minot (1885), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), and E. Donnall Thomas (1920).