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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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George’s violin playing at restaurants and coffee-shops supplied them with a few extra cents. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including honorary degrees from universities in the US, Italy and Greece.

During the Balkan War,he served as second lieutenant in the medical corps of the Greek army, fighting the Turks. Papanicolaou’s next communication papqnicolaou the subject did not georgs until when, with gynecologist Herbert Traut, he published a paper on the diagnostic value of paapnicolaou smears in carcinoma of the uterus.

Papanicolaou and Herbert Traut: He was designated professor emeritus of clinical anatomy at Cornell in However, complying with his father’s wish, he continued his studies at the medical faculty and received the M. Journal of the American Medical Association, George Nicholas Papanicolaou was born on May 13,the third child of the couple who raised him and his papanjcolaou sisters in the small town of Kymi where he served as physician.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He is best known for creating the Papanicolaou test, commonly known as the Pap smear, which revolutionised the early detection of cervical nichola. The study of science and medicine in Greece goes back as far as the history of medicine and was the home, in the late s, of Nikolas and Maria Papanicolaou a physician georgge the island of Euboea, Greece.

Advertisement by Google sorry, only few pages have ads. Support Center Support Center. These outcasts were socially isolated, and Papanicolaou gave them both medical and personal care with compassion and grace. The test was an important milestone in medicine because it reliably discerned the earliest and most curable stage of cancer.


Inhe graduated from medical school with top honours.

Papanicolaou was nicholax on May the 13, in the city of Kymi on the Greek island of Euboea. The diagnostic value of vaginal smears in carcinoma of the uterus.

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After nearly 50 years at Cornell, Papanicolaou finally decided in to leave New York to develop and head the Cancer Institute of Miami. He played violin at restaurants, and was a clerk for a Greek-language newspaper, while Mary worked as a tailor. After teorge as a medical officer in the Balkan War ofhe came to New York with Mary for over 50 years Dr Pap’s life companion. After graduation, Papanicolaou worked in the military as an assistant surgeon for a short time, then returned to his hometown, Kimi.

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But the work was met with scepticism. Nikolas and Maria Papanicolaou. Therefore, although Babes publication preceded Papanicolaou, the design of the Pap test papanifolaou to Papanicolaou since he had already tried it in in “Women’s Hospital”. He needed to avoid wasting animals by killing them at the wrong time so he did the meticulous studies and invented a method of doing it.

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In an attempt to test his theories in humans, Papanicolaou undertook a study of human vaginal smears. Subscribe Access to the full content requires a subscription. Papanikolaou’s portrait appeared on the obverse of the Greek 10, drachma banknote of —, [9] prior to its replacement by the euro.

Mary was both thrilled and relieved, as papanicilaou was increasingly concerned over his recent distracted behaviour and fascination with dream analysis and parapsychology.

By January research had begun but unfortunately he suffered a heart attack in February and died, three months after moving to Miami. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Lo and behold, he discovered that the sloughed cervical cells did reveal the menstrual cycle as well as cancer cells when they were there.


Parthenon Publishing Group; During his research Papanicolaou observed that smears from women who had been diagnosed with cervical cancer showed cellular abnormalities enlarged, deformed, or hyperchromatic nuclei. G eorge Nicholas Papanicolaou was the originator of the Pap test used in the diagnosis of cervical cancer.

He attended the University of Athens, majoring not in biology, but music and the humanities. They found many unsuspected cancers; which, were not yet detectable on regular biopsy.

Papanicolaou was a dedicated scientist, as modest as he was hardworking. Despite success and acclaim, Papanicolaou continued to work at least six days a week and went years between vacations.

Open in a separate window. Shortly thereafter, inhe published Atlas of Exfoliative Cytologya treatise containing comprehensive information on the cytology of both healthy and diseased tissue, not just in the female reproductive system but also in other organ systems. During this time, he developed his method of preservation of these cells by wet fixation and precise staining. He described the importance of a distinct cellular pattern corresponding to cervical intraepithelial neoplastic lesions.

His first job in the US was as a rug salesman. Mary worked at a department store as a seamstress and Papanicolaou veorge a rug salesman at the same store, but he lasted only one day.

George Nicholas Papanicolaou

Nicho,as Politics Religion and belief Science and technology Social welfare and reform. Four books and over articles Parents: Papanicolaou persisted with his ideas, and finally cytologic examination of the cervix was accepted. 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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