Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Leo C. Vander Beek

Second Advisor

Merrill Wiseman

Third Advisor

Richard Brewer

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access



It is the purpose of this study to review the cervical cancers, stained by Papanicolaou (1956:3-6) method, at Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from September, 1956 to September 1963.

A previous analysis of the cytological screening at Borgess Hospital to ascertain the per coat accuracy in cervical diagnoses, was made by the investigator in June, 1961. This study, covering a four year period, draw attention to the fact that the patients with invasive carcinoma were in a much older age group than any other reported series studies. This fact plus the rapid recognition, by physicians and patients, of the value of this procedure and its utilization as an integral part of a complete physical examination stimulated this present survey.

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