Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Dr Pap’s birth

To commemorate the centenary from the birth (1983) of George N. Papanicolaou, a three-day celebration was held -from the 13th to the 15th of May1983-, in the Academy of Athens, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and his homeland, Kymi.
The initiative for the celebration was taken by the professor of History of Medicine, Mr Spyros G. Marketos and the late Mayor of Kymi, Mr.Kostaros Vamvas.
The President of Democracy Mr . Konstantinos Karamanlis on the occasion of the centenary celebration, made the following statement:
“Greece celebrates today the 100 years from the birth of its famous child, George Papanicolaou.
Not being able to attend the first event of this celebration, I address my congratulations to those who have had the initiative to organize it. Papanicolaou’s work promoted the science of Hippocrates in a critical sector, saved and continues to save everyday myriads of human beings. Papanicolaou honoured Greece and in return his homeland feeling proud of him, pays tribute to his work and memory”.