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April 29, 1968

Age Limits of Cytology For Cervical Cancer

Author Affiliations

Floresville, Tex

JAMA. 1968;204(5):406. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140180056028

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To the Editor:—  In QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (203:373, 1968), Christopher Tietze, MD, states: "It is considered good medical practice that all women, with or without IUD's, have a cytological evaluation (Papanicolaou smear) at annual intervals." At what age does Dr. Tietze suggest the process of obtaining annual pap smears begin?