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George Nicholas Papanicolaou was born in Kimi on the island of Euboea. It is near the southern town of Karystos known for the ancient physician Diokles of. Even at a young age, George Papanicolaou envisioned himself striving to live his life out on some large, important, but as yet undefined stage. After receiving his. Georgios Nikolaou Papanikolaou was a Greek pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer George Papanikolaou In he moved to Miami, Florida, to develop the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute at the University of Miami, but.

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Nor was Papanicolaou the first to study cervical cytopathology in women. Support Center Support Center. Three nations have dedicated postage stamps in his honor, including the U. Papanicolaou obtained American citizenship in However, he became interested in career opportunities in the United States US and decided to emigrate, arriving in New York on October 19, That year he had undertaken a study of vaginal fluid in women, in hopes of observing cellular changes over the course of a menstrual cycle.

En route to Paris, Papanicolaou stopped for a visit at the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco and accepted an unexpected offer to join its staff.

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Advertisement by Google sorry, only few pages have ads. He wrote about it in Papanicolaou’s studies in clinical cytology were reinforced by new ways of examining disease in general, and by specific medical breakthroughs. Sackett, Evidence-based Medicine — 2 Apr 31 – E. InPapanicolaou and clinical gynecologist Herbert F.


Upon examination of a slide made from a smear of the patient’s vaginal fluid, Papanicolaou discovered that abnormal cancer cells could be plainly observed under a microscope.

A British researcher had shown that cancer cells could be identified in lung cancer back in the early s. Parthenon Publishing Group; In he received the Ph.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Inhe graduated from medical school with top honours.

George Nicholas Papanicolaou

Nikolas and Maria Papanicolaou. The value of this pattern, expressing evolutionary steps in the development of cancer at individual cell levels, was not appreciated. Sign in via your Institution.

Don’t have an account? All Rights Reserved under United States and international copyright laws. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Acrylic on Cold Press Illustration Board. The acceptance of diagnostic cytology as a valuable vanguard tool in medicine was largely due to the work of Dr.

Postal Service with a cent stamp for early cancer detection. We thank John A. Papanicolaou’s next communication on the subject did not appear until when, with gynecologist Herbert Traut, he published a paper on the diagnostic value of vaginal smears in carcinoma of the uterus. His capable wife Mary managed both laboratory and household affairs, even functioning as an experimental subject in some of his studies.


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[George Nicholas Papanicolaou].

Born on May 13,in the town of Kimi on the island of Euboea, Greece, Papanicolaou was one of four children. He did not take vacations, worked seven days a week and relished immersing himself in the wonders of his research.

The fact that malignant cells could be seen under the microscope was first pointed out in a book on diseases of the lung, by Walter Hayle Walshe —92professor and physician to University College Hospital, London, in George Nicholaus Papanicolaou [online] [Accessed February 19, ]. He is best known for creating papanicolwou Papanicolaou test, commonly known as the Pap smear, which revolutionised the early detection of cervical cancer.

In he moved to Miami, Floridato develop the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute [3] georgd [5] at the University of Miamibut egorge there on 19 February [6] [7] prior to its opening. However, his physician father influenced his eventual decision to pursue a career in medicine.

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In he emigrated to the U. The idea was that the test should be repeated frequently. InPapanicolaou earned a Ph.