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Good afternoon to you all out there from us here at Meditravelist, Istanbul, Turkey.

Hoping it’s been a lovely weekend, very sunny one I might add.

Today’s Google Doodle honours Dr George Papanicolaou, a Greek immigrant who invented the test that detects cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer was once upon a time a leading cause of death among American women but that all changed when Dr George Papanicolaou came up with what will be known as the Pap test. For that we have Dr George Papanicolaou to thank, Pap tests help doctors detect any abnormal cells in the cervix, which is the lower part of the cervix, it then treats them before they turn into cervical cancer.

The Pap test also helps to catch cervical cancer when it’s small and easy to cure, this according to American cancer society.

Google is honouring this Greek immigrant who migrated to New York when he was thirty years old, in 1913.

He was from the Greek Island of Euboea and he decided to make the move to the states in pursuit of better career opportunities. He worked in different jobs, rug salesman, violin player and a newspaper clerk before landing a job at the New York University’s Pathology Department and Cornell University medical college’s anatomy department. He went on to be promoted to an assistant professor at Cornell in 1928 and he also became a US citizen in the same year. Fifteen years later, he published the book that outlined the simple procedure that has come to be known as the Pap test.

Google is celebrating the man that is Dr George Papanicolaou on the Doodle.

Remember the dearly departed Luke Perry, well his son is a wrestler and he, Luke Perry’s son, Jack Perry and David Arquette had an epic wrestling match in tribute to his late father.

It’s been two and a half months since the beloved actor Luke Perry passed away at the age of 52. His son Jack, and one of his closest friends, David Arquette, just got together to pay tribute to him in the best way they knew how, with the power of wrestling moves.

Luke Perry had been friends with David Arquette and his whole family for ages, his ties to David, Patricia and the late Alexis were some of the most cherished friendships.

Doris Day the celebrated actor and singer dies at the age of 97 years old.

Doris Day is the star of a string of successful film musicals was also famous for her work as an animal welfare activist.

The news of Doris Day’s death was confirmed by the Doris Day Animal Foundation. She was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was known for a plethora of successful musicals and romantic comedies, including Pillow talk, as well as a singing career that encompassed twenty-nine studio albums.

Doris Day descended from German immigrants to the US, she 1st gained fame with a recording of of Sentimental Journey in 1945 as a vocalist for Lea Brown and his Band of Renown, this song went on to become a popular second world War anthem and by 1946 she became the highest paid female singer in the world. Day had an amazing career that other people only dream of, she was married four times, to musicians Al Jorden, George Weidler, Melcher, Barry Comden, with her husband she only had one child and the only one, Terry Melcher, he died in 2004.

Doris Day received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.

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