P&S Journal: Winter 1995, Vol.15, No.1
Apgar Stamp Issued
In a ceremony described as "a love fest" for Dr. Virginia Apgar'33, the 20-cent Apgar stamp was issued and dedicated in Dallas last October at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Remarks were given by Dr. L. Joseph Butterfield, a Colorado pediatrician and chairman of the Apgar Stamp Committee; Dr. John M. Driscoll Jr., acting chairman of pediatrics at P&S; Joan Beck, a syndicated columnist based at the Chicago Tribune; Dr. Richard B. Johnston Jr. of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation; and Henry Apgar, a representative of the Apgar Family Association.
The ceremony included music by the Apgar String Quartet playing instruments Dr. Apgar built or helped build.
The Apgar stamp, issued by the U.S. Postal Service as part of the Great Americans Series, commemorates Dr. Apgar, who is best remembered for developing the Apgar Score to assess the wellness of newborns. She was the first professor of anesthesiology at P&S and the college's first woman named a full professor.