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September 1954

Atlas of Exfoliative Cytology.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;60(3):393. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00720010402016

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This work is an expression of years of fundamental and painstaking research on exfoliative cytology of the female generative tract and other systems of the body by Dr. George N. Papanicolaou.

The text is brief, as it should be in an atlas. It includes a short historical review, an outline of the technical procedure used in preparing and staining the various secretions and excretions, a dissertation on the cytological criteria for the diagnosis of cancer, and a description of normal and abnormal cell forms from various tissues and organs of the body, with emphasis on cancerous cells. The atlas contains a total of 36 colored plates, 24 of which are drawings and 12 photomicrographs. The distribution of the plates is as follows: 12, female generative system; 4, urinary system; 5, respiratory system; 5, alimentary system; 2, mesothelial-lined cavities; 2, mammary glands; 1, histiocytic cells; 1, cells in pregnancy; 1, irradiation

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