Encyclopedia of Diasporas: Immigrant and Refugee Cultures by Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard

By Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard

Immigration is a subject that's as vital between anthropologists because it is most of the people. virtually each tradition has skilled version and assimilation whilst immigrating to a brand new kingdom and tradition; frequently leaving for what's perceived as a

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Apgar turned her attention to the new specialty of anesthesiology instead. She was only the 50th physician certified as a specialist in administering painkilling and sleep-inducing drugs during surgery. Being a woman was no problem in the field, since anesthesia had previously been given by nurses, most of whom were women. Apgar began teaching at Columbia’s medical school in 1936, and she became the school’s first professor of anesthesiology and first woman professor in 1949. Beginning in 1938 she was also clinical director of Presbyterian Hospital’s 24 ARBER, AGNES ROBERTSON Virginia Apgar, who developed the Apgar Score System for testing the health of newborns immediately following birth (National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health) anesthesiology department.

C. Evidence suggests that he traveled to Alexandria, where he studied mathematics under the successors of euclid. He returned to Sicily, which was under the rule of king Hieron II, supposedly a relative or at least a friend (Archimedes dedicated The Sand-Reckoner to Hieron’s son, Gelon). In this late text Archimedes contrived a notation system for very large numbers, and in another text, Measurement of the Circle, he estimated the value of pi as 22/7, a relatively accurate figure. However, his applications of mathematical concepts proved even more profound than his abstract realizations.

A combined score of 0 indicates a very healthy baby, whereas a low score warns of problems needing immediate treatment. After 33 years at Columbia, Virginia Apgar surprised her colleagues by going back to school. In 959 at the age of 49, she earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. At this same time the charity organization called the National Foundation-March of Dimes, founded to help children with polio, was changing its focus to birth defects, which affect 500,000 children born in the United States each year.

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