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Greek Doctor George Papanicolaou Saved Countless Lives with Pap Smear

Georgios Papanikolaou, born in Kymi, Euboea in 1883 and the son of a doctor, invented the ‘Pap smear’ in 1943 and has saved the lives of countless women.

George Papanicolaou: The Greek Physician Who Saved Countless Lives

February 19 marks the day every year when Greece and the global community celebrates the shining memory of Dr. George Papanicolaou, the Greek pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, who invented the ''Papanicolaou Test,'' also known as the...

Greek Father of the 'Pap Smear' Saved Countless Lives (video)

It is low-cost, effective and may have saved the lives of countless women since it was invented in 1943. The 'Pap smear' -- named after Greek doctor Georgios Papanikolaou who died this day in 1962 -- has become a cornerstone...

Papanikolaou’s Career to Be Presented in Ukraine

The Odessa branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture has organized various events to honor the renowned Dr. Georgios Papanikolaou, a Greek pioneer who invented the so-called Pap test, a test allowing early detection of cervical cancer. Entitled The Great...