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June 1949

The Epithelia of Woman's Reproductive Organs.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;83(6):723. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00220350133011

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Abstract

The microscopic appearance and the cyclic variability of the epithelia of woman's reproductive organs have been discussed in various publications. These articles have been widely scattered and in many languages. This monograph brings together and correlates this material for the first time. The studies are made complete by the additional knowledge added by each of the three authors—Dr. Papanicolaou, an anatomist, and Dr. Traut and Dr. Marchetti, both gynecologists with special training and interests in gynecologic pathology.

The epithelial structures of the ovary and the epithelia of the tube, endometrium, cervix and vagina are described in detail. Their variations during different stages of the ovarian and menstrual cycle are discussed and correlated. The cytology of the cells in smears prepared by vaginal, endocervical and intrauterine aspiration is also described and correlated with the previously described findings.

There are about 125 colored drawings and photomicrographs. They are representative and informative, and most

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