Re: Feulgen

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From:"J. A. Kiernan" <>
Date:Fri, 15 Oct 1999 11:09:01 -0400 (EDT)
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On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, RUSS ALLISON wrote:

> Am I right in saying that Feulgen gave up his post to become a 
> teacher of "pathology technicians"?
> It was either him or Papanicolaou.

   It wasn't Papanicolau, so perhaps it was Feulgen.

   There's a nice article about George Papanicolau and
   his wife Andromache (his assistant, and the source of
   the smears used in the early development of the
   staining method) by George Vilos, in Obstet. Gynecol.
   91: 479-483 (1998). Andromache Papanicolau did train
   and supervise cytology technicians at Cornell Medical
   School, where they worked from 1914 to 1957. She
   did it for nothing, because Cornell would not allow a
   husband & wife to be employed in the same department.

   I don't have any biographical bumph for Feulgen.
   He's probably in Kasten & Clark's "History of
   Staining," but I've not got a copy of that.

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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