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Virginia Apgar: Innovative Female Physician and Inventor of the Apgar Score

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Before the advent of a simple test called the Apgar score, many newborn babies did not get the care they needed at birth. The Apgar score is a system of measuring a baby's health at the time of birth to see if he or she needs special care. Dr. Virginia Apgar saw a simple way to help these newborns by rating them in a number of different health areas. Thanks to the Apgar sc ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Rosen Publishing Group
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Ann
Mar 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Small book, easily read, not great literature, but interesting history of an amazing woman.
Metáfora
Aug 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Futuras madres

El test de Apgar es un examen clínico de neonatología, tocología, empleado útilmente en ginecobstetricia y en la recepción pediátrica, en donde el médico clínico pediatra, neonatologo o matrona certificado realiza una prueba medida en 3 estándares sobre el recién nacido para obtener una primera valoración simple (macroscópica), y clínica sobre el estado general del neonato después del parto. Este test lleva el nombre por Virginia Apgar, anestesióloga, especializada en obstetricia, quien ideó el
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Becky
Jun 06, 2009 rated it liked it
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Not particularly well-written, but certainly informative. My son and I enjoyed learning about this remarkable woman who pursued a profession not followed by many women of her day, and she emerged not only successful but a forerunner in the area of infant health. (You've heard of the "Apgar score" given to every baby at birth? It's named after this fine woman.)
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Melanie Ann Apel began writing about Cystic Fibrosis in 1995 and has since published more than 40 non-fiction books for children and young adults. She worked as a pediatric respiratory therapist at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago for six years.