GEORGE N. PAPANICOLAOU, M.D.
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In 1925, when for the first time I had occasion to discuss with the late Dr. James Ewing, then Professor of Pathology in our School at Cornell, the possibility of using the vaginal smear as an aid in the diagnosis of uterine cancer, he asked me whether this method could be applied to endometrial as well as to cervical carcinomas. It was his opinion that such a method might prove to be of greater value in the diagnosis of adenocarcinomas of the endometrium than in carcinomas of the cervix, for which everyone would most likely resort to the well established
PAPANICOLAOU GN. A SURVEY OF THE ACTUALITIES AND POTENTIALITIES OF EXFOLIATIVE CYTOLOGY IN CANCER DIAGNOSIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:661–674. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-31-4-661
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(4):661-674.
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