Off-Topic: New attendee for 2001 ADS

jester at PANIX.COM jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Apr 10 19:52:14 UTC 2000

> Apgars are the scores a baby is given at birth and then about ten minutes
> afterwards that add up a bunch of vital signs: how blue they are, how well
> they are breathing, stuff like that. It's an eponym; they were developed by
> a pediatrician named Virginia(?) Apgar, who died last year.

And, I might add, the precursor of the Metcalf Index, which measures
the vital signs of neologisms, developed by Dr. Allen Metcalf and
introduced to the world at the recent <mumble> Conference.

Jesse "Maisie was 9, 9" Sheidlower

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