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13/05/1883 Cytologist and pathologist George N. Papanicolaou is born

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History of Pap Smear Test

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Your First Pap Smear│What To Expect

Georgios Nikolaou Papanikolaou was a Greek pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, and inventor of the "Pap smear". In 1928, he first reported that uterine cancer could be diagnosed by means of a vaginal smear, but the importance of his work was not recognized until the publication.
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