China’s stolen children: internal child trafficking in the People’s Republic of China . A Shen, GA Antonopoulos, G Papanicolaou. Trends in organized crime 16 (1). George C. Papanicolaou. Robert Grimmett Professor of Mathematics; Mathematics Department; Stanford University; Stanford, CA Born in in Kyme, Greece Dr. George Papanicolaou attended school in Greece and at the age of 21 obtained the Doctor of Medicine degree from the.

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He was 78 years old. He subsequently took other jobs: Papanicolaou observed the changes in the female genital tract of a guinea pig and added much to the basic understanding of endocrinology of reproductive organs.

Archived from the gorgios on 6 January It didn’t take long for him to realize that he had happened across an easy and virtually non-invasive way to detect cancer.

George C. Papanicolaou – Wikipedia

In this way, Papanicolaou indirectly helped in the discovery of estrogen and progesterone, and would forever lay claim to that catchy mon-iker: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd; The implications were immediately apparent to him — this was a breakthrough in the fight against cancer.

It was entitled, “Atlas of Exfoliative Cytology,” which contained a compendium of cytological findings in health and disease involving multiple organ systems of the human body. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Papanicolaou’s initial understanding of the significance of these cells as a diagnostic modality was not readily made. Arch Pathol Lab Med.

Although cervical cancer remains a deadly disease and is one of the most common forms of cancer in women, it is also among the most preventable — thanks to one man’s study of the vaginal discharges of guinea pigs. A dictionary of medical eponyms [online] [Accessed February 19, ]. Physician-cum-zoologist George Papanicolaou is one of the most influential individuals in the fight against cancer. As it cost little, was easy to perform and could be interpreted accurately, the Pap smear found widespread use and resulted in a significant decline in the incidence of cervical cancer.


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Papanicolaou was not the papanicilaou to show that cancerous cells could be identified under the microscope. It was doing this work that he noticed cancer cells coming form the cervix.

However, he became interested in career opportunities in the United States US and decided to emigrate, arriving in New York on October 19, He sold rugs at Gimbel’s department store, georgiow diners with his violin at local restaurants, and wrote popular articles on marine bio-logy for a Greek newspaper.

Importantly, it showed that normal and abnormal smears taken from the vagina and cervix could be viewed under papanocolaou microscope and be correctly classified. She became his lifelong companion and a great source of support for him. Governing through globalised crime: For the next two years, he cared for leprosy patients on the outskirts of his hometown. At this leading research institution, he worked with Professor Ernst Haeckel, one of the first great supporters of Darwinism. Fromhe began to focus on the cytopathology of geortios human reproductive system.

Nor was Papanicolaou the first to study cervical cytopathology in women.

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Since the test was adopted on a widespread basis some 40 years ago, the number of women in the United States who have died of cervical cancer has dropped from 20, to about a year, with similar results here in Canada. Articles 1—20 Show more. It described physiological changes of the menstrual cycle and the influence of hormones and malignancy on vaginal cytology.

Learn more at Author Central. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Are you an author? While serving papancolaou the Greek Army, Dr. As part of his research at the New York Hospital, he collaborated with Dr Herbert Traut, a gynaecological pathologist, eventually publishing their landmark book inDiagnosis of Uterine Cancer by the Vaginal Smear.


George Papanicolaou (1883–1962): Discoverer of the Pap smear

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After a compulsory two-year stint as a doctor in the Greek army, he’d had enough of military life. He did not take vacations, worked papanicoalou days a week and relished immersing himself in the wonders of his research. He’d worked at Cornell for 47 years — reportedly having never taken a single day’s vacation — and had only recently moved to the University of Florida in Miami to direct its Cancer Institute, which was posthumously renamed in his honour.

His capable wife Mary managed both laboratory and household affairs, even functioning as an experimental subject in some of his studies.

That same year, the young doctor eloped with the love of his life, Andromache Mavroyeni, whom he called Mary. The Papanicoalou Test or Papanicolaou Smear, eventually called Pap Smear or Pap Test, has led to a drastic reduction in mortality rates in the developed world where the test is routinely used. After graduation, Papanicolaou worked in the military as an assistant surgeon for a short time, then returned to his hometown, Kimi.

She shared her husband’s love of languages and music, and would be his companion and the subject of his research for 47 years. Papanicolaou was certain that even lower animals had to have some sort of monthly discharge, but figured it wasn’t visible externally due to a lack of volume.

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