Greece - 10 Euro silver Georgios Papanikolaou, 2012
Georgios Papanicolaou (1883-1962) was a prominent Greek
physician and researcher, best known as the eponymous inventor of the “Pap test”. Born in Kymi on the isle of Euboea, Papanicolaou graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Athens in 1904. He then enrolled in the
Institute for Experimental Biology at the University of Munich, from where he earned a PhD in 1910. He worked at the
Department of Pathology and Bacteriology of New York Hospital. A year later, he became a researcher at the Department of Anatomy of Cornell Medical College, where he would pursue his research for the next forty-seven years and attain full professor status. Georgios Papanicolaou was the epitome of a dedicated scientist, as well as a man of culture and ethics.
Issue year: 2012
Face Value: 10 Euro
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