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Letter from L. Joseph Butterfield to Virginia Apgar

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms0504-12-7-2-2


  • Creation: 1961-07-27

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Virginia Apgar Papers (LD 7082.18 Apgar)

Existence and Location of Originals

Series 7: Apgar Score Material; Box 12; Folder 2

Physical Description


General Note

Butterfield and his residents at the University of Colorado Medical Center modified the order and wording of the Apgar score's five points, so that they spelled APGAR. This epigram form proved a useful teaching device, and Butterfield passed it along to Apgar. By the late 1960s it had become the standard for Apgar score forms.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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