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Arts & Entertainment - July 29, 2022

TheatreWorks explores doctor's revolutionary 'body' of work

"Nan and the Lower Body' transforms a clinical subject into a human one

by Karla Kane

Consider the Pap smear. For those with female reproductive organs and access to health care, it's a familiar procedure, part of a regular gynecological examination and, if the exam results are unconcerning, probably not thought about again until the next check-up rolls around. But since its development and application in the mid-20th century as an early screening for cervical cancer, it has indisputably saved millions of lives.

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