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Hormones

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 184–186 | Cite as

Highlights from the history of hormonal cytology

  • Aristidis Diamantis
  • George Androutsos
Historical note

Abstract

In 1847 Felix-Archimede Pouchet effectively launched the study of the physiology of cytology. Now 160 years later, the authors briefly trace the development of hormonal cytology to our present knowledge and practice. In the course of the paper the contribution of George Papanicolaou is stressed because of his monumental contribution to a major segment of medical practice of great emotive import.

Key words

Cells Hormonal cytology Papanicolaou Pouchet Stockard Vaginal smears 

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© Hellenic Endocrine Society 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cytopathology, Naval Hospital of AthensCholargos, AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of History of MedicineIoannina University School of MedicineIoanninaGreece

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