Skip to main content

Letter from Ralph M. Waters to Virginia Apgar

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms0504-5-2-2-2


  • 1936-10-29

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Virginia Apgar Papers (LD 7082.18 Apgar)

Existence and Location of Originals

Series 2: Correspondence; Box 5; Folder 2

Physical Description



21.5 cm x 28 cm

General Note


General Note

In 1936, at the suggestion of her mentor at Columbia-Presbyterian, Apgar made inquiries to the few existing anesthesiology programs about getting a residency with them. Initially, none of them had any residency openings. Waters was able to offer her a position for 1937, but he could not offer her lodging in the residents' rooms at the hospital (the usual arrangement at that time) because the hospital had too many house officers.

Processing Information

object metadata from CONTENTdm migrated by Erin Fahy, 2012-04-26

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

50 College Street
8 Dwight Hall
South Hadley MA 01075-6425 USA