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Ep 1 What is Pathology?

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Pathology is by definition: the study of disease.
Pathology is about understanding.

This episode uses the story of Mary Papanicolaou and her husband George who discovered the pap smear.

Dr Travis Brown says, “What I’m hoping is that this podcast explores the evolution of Pathology from historical perspectives to the current day understanding. This may be about a disease or an event or a person. So much can be learnt and there are some fascinating stories like the example of Mary Papanicolaou. Mary Papanicolaou’s contribution has led to hundreds of thousands of lives being saved and unfortunately, she is little more than a sentence or two in historical records.”

This episode also covers:

  1. Diabetes (as a discussion example)
  2. How does someone become a pathologist?
  3. Pathologists: medical school / junior doctor / registrar
  4. How many different kinds of pathologists are there?

Episode notes, references and learning objectives, available at

This Pathological Life is produced by Clinpath Pathology in South Australia.

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