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Statement by Virginia Apgar to the Subcommittee on Health, Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms0504-11-6-12-1


  • 1969-06-30

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Virginia Apgar Papers (LD 7082.18 Apgar)

Existence and Location of Originals

Series 6: Writings, 1941-1975; Box 11; Folder 12

Physical Description


General Note

Representing the National Foundation-March of Dimes, Apgar testified about the importance of the federal funding of immunization programs then being considered by the Senate. She explained the tragic consequences of rubella (German measles) infection in the first trimester of pregnancy, and the need to start an immunization program before the next rubella epidemic, expected in 1970 or 1971. Funding would be needed not only for the vaccine itself, but for a wide distribution network, and an educational campaign.; Item is a photocopy.

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Repository Details

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