Saturday, 23 January 2021

Meet Virginia Apgar, the unlikely anesthesiologist who saved newborn babies

quote [ Since Apgar was a “lowly” anesthesiologist, she wasn’t in a position to directly challenge how obstetricians did their work. Moreover, she was a woman in a man’s world. Nevertheless, she devised the "Apgar score" – a way to observe and document the condition of every newborn. It was a simple, indirect approach that had powerful results in terms of helping to dramatically decrease the infant mortality rate. ]

This score is pretty common; interesting history! It even contains a gamification aspect.
[SFW] [health] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@9:37pmGMT]

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