- The March of Dimes was established by FDR to fight polio.
- The mission focus was shifted to premature birth and birth defects.
- Research breakthroughs have helped save thousands of babies.
The Apgar score, created by Virginia Apgar, MD, is a simple test of five vital life-signs administered immediately after delivery.
To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth.
Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy, published in 1976.
To "lead, direct, and unify" the fight against polio, a paralyzing viral disease.
The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States.