Important people of the Past
6th Grade Project - Εργασια ΣΤ΄Δημοτικου - 2014-2015
Callas made her professional debut with the Greek National Opera in Boccaccio, and took her first major role in Tosca. Her Italian Opera debut took place at the Verona Arena in 1847. In 1954 she debutted in the U.S.A. in Norma. The quality and frequency of her performances waned during the '60s.
HIs life and work
Leonardo da Vinci (15th April 1452-2nd May 1519) was an Italian architect, painter, graver, harmonic, inventor, engineer, anatomist, geometer and scientist. His real name was ‘’Leonardo di serPiero da Vinci’’. His most popular picture are: Mona Lisa and Mistikos Deipnos. He was born in Italia and he signed ‘’Leonardo’’ or ‘’lo, Leonardo’’. He grew with his father in Florence. In 1472 he became member of craft guild of Florentia’s painters. In 1502 he entered the service of Cesare Vorgia and travelled througout Italy making maps and town plans.
Dr. George Papanicolaou was born in 1883 in Kyme, Greece. He attended school in Greece and at the age of 21 obtained the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Athens. In an effort to further his studies, he went to Germany to study the philosophy of biologic sciences. There he earned his PhD degree in Zoolgy. Dr. Papanicolaou obtained a position as assistant in the Department of Anatomy at New York's Cornell Medical School in 1913. Dr. Papanicolaou worked at Cornell from 1913 until a few months before his death.
The work at Cornell was rich in discovery. Dr. Papanicolaou became interested in the menstrual cycle of women.
In 1943, his findings and conclusions were published in the famous monograph, "Diagnosis of Uterine Cancer by the Vaginal Smear." This diagnostic procedure was named the Pap test.
Dr. Papanicolaou authored over 150 publications, and throughout his life received many honors and awards. Dr. Papanicolaou died on February 18, 1962 of heart failure and pulmonary edema and is buried in New Jersey. Millions of women have received the Pap test and deaths from cancer of uterus has been greatly reduced because of the test. It was predominantly through Dr. Papanicolaou’s efforts that cytology became accepted as a basis for diagnosis.