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Virginia Apgar, American physician. Recipient Alumnae award Mount Holyoke College, 1954, Elizabeth Blackwell award, 1960. Diplomate American Board Anesthesiology.


Apgar, Virginia was born on June 7, 1909 in Westfield, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Charles Emory and Helen (Clarke) Apgar.


Bachelor of Arts, Mount Holyoke College, 1929. Doctor of Medicine Columbia, 1933. Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins, 1959.

Med.Sc.D., Womans’s Medical College, 1964, New Jersey College Medicine and Dentistry, 1967. Doctor of Science, Mount Holyoke College, 1965, Boston University, 1969.


Doctor of Medicine Columbia, 1933. Director department anesthesiology Columbia-Presbyn.


Member-at-large Methodist Board Hosps. and Homes, 1965-1971. Fellow American College Anesthesiology (Chairman of the Board Governors 1950-1952), New York Academy of Medicine, American Academy Pediatrics (honorary associate), American College Obstetrics and Gynecology (associate), New York Academy Sciences. Member American Pediatric Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Eugenics Society, Congress Anomalies Research Association Japan, Catgut Acoustical Society (vice president), American Society Human Genetics, Teratology Society, American Public Health Association, Pan-American Society Anesthesiology (honorary), American Society Anesthesiology (treasurer 1939-1945, distinguished service award 1961, honorary.

Member), Harvey Society, A.O. Whipple Surgical Society, 25 Year. Member of New York State Society Anesthesiology, Washington State Obstetrical Society, Alaska Medical Society, Irish-American Pediatric Society, Alumni Society Sloane Hospital, Pediatric Society Dominican Republic.


Charles Emory Apgar

Helen (Clarke) Apgar