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What medical examination was devised by the American anatomist George Nicholas Papanicolaou?




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Answer: the Pap test

The phrase Pap Test was coined in 1963 from the name of George Nicholas Papanicolaou (d. 1962), an American anatomist who invented a method of testing for cancer by examining secreted cells.

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