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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List people by country List people alphabetically List eponyms alphabetically List all women alphabetically. George’s violin playing at restaurants and coffee-shops supplied them with a few extra cents.

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 papanicolaku systems. Papanicolaou’s colleagues often cited Papanicolaou’s strict work regimen as evidence of his meticulous dedication to science.

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. After working briefly as a salesman in a department store and playing the violin in restaurants, Papanicolaou secured a research position at Cornell Medical College, where he quickly rose to the rank of instructor.

Science and Its Times: A British researcher had shown that cancer cells could be identified in lung cancer back in the early s. In the ‘s, George Papanicolaou began to publish his studies on the structure, function, and transformation of cells as viewed geeorge a microscope a branch of biology known as cytology. Mary was both thrilled and relieved, as she was increasingly concerned over his recent distracted behaviour and fascination with dream analysis and parapsychology.


The young couple returned to Greece following the death of his mother. This resulted in a historic drop in the incidence of teorge cancer among American women. The acceptance of diagnostic cytology as a valuable vanguard nicholaa in medicine was largely due to the work of Dr.

In his work was honored by the U. The paper and the Pap test proved to be a fundamental milestone in the treatment of a deadly cancer in women.

George Nicholas Papanicolaou Artist: During the Balkan War,he served as second lieutenant in the medical corps of the Greek army, fighting the Turks. Miami, FloridaUS. In he moved to Miami, Floridato develop the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute [3] [4] [5] at the University of Miamibut died there on 19 February [6] papanicopaou prior to its opening. Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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

Sackett, Evidence-based Medicine — 2 Apr 31 – E. When his mother died inhe returned to Greece and served as an army physician during the Balkan War. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise.

He returned to Coumi, where he joined his father briefly in the practice of medicine, before leaving for further education in Germany.

It is our ambition jicholas present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person. Dedication of the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute. InPapanicolaou earned a Ph. He was designated professor emeritus of clinical anatomy at Cornell in The first National Cytology Congress, held inhailed this new diagnostic tool for carcinoma of the cervix as unique because it could detect cancer before papanicolsou was visible.


Nikolas and Maria Papanicolaou. By January research had begun but unfortunately he suffered a heart attack in February and died, three months after moving to Miami. A medical eponym is thus geoge word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

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This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. In he received the Ph. Article contents Bibliography See also. The work that eventually resulted in his life-saving smear and test, began in when he began the study of sex chromosomes in guinea pigs. All Rights Reserved under United States and yeorge copyright laws.

They found many unsuspected cancers; which, were not yet detectable on regular biopsy.

Inthe U. 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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Upon examination of a slide made from a smear nicholad the patient’s vaginal fluid, Papanicolaou discovered that abnormal cancer cells could be plainly observed under a microscope. He wrote about it in George did eventually find a position in a hospital laboratory and by was working at Cornell Medical College in the anatomy department—where, also, he was eventually able to bring his wife Mary to work as his assistant.

Pap’ Taken by Death”. Here he married Andromache Mavroyeni who went by the name Mary, the daughter of a high-ranking military officer.