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Transcript of Elizabeth Stern
Elizabeth Stern went to the University of Toronto. She earned her medical degree there in 1939. She then went to study at the Pennsylvania Medical School. She decided to become a Pathologist. A Pathologist is someone who studies skin tissue and blood, so they can make a diagnosis. After she studied at Pennsylvania, she went to work at the Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles. Stern became a Pathologist when she was 28 years old.
Elizabeth Stern's early life consisted of
a normal, young girl's schedule. She went to school, played at the park and hung out with her friends. As a child, she wanted to be a doctor when she grew up. She wanted to be a type of surgeon. As she grew up, obviously, her desire changed. She decided to strive to become a Pathologist in High School.
Elizabeth Stern identified the 250 stages that a healthy Cervix cell goes through as it becomes Cancerous. This helps the world because without this discovery, doctors could not find and diagnose Cancerous Cervix cells. Without this discovery, Cervical Cancer was almost always fatal.
How Elizabeth Changed the World
Elizabeth Stern (Also known as: Elizabeth Stern Shankman) was born on September 19th, 1915. She was married to Solomon Shankman, a Chemist. They lived in Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. They had 3 children. Elizabeth Stern was a Pathologist. She studied a patient's skin tissue and blood to try and diagnose the patient.
Elizabeth became interested in Cervix Cells (cells of the Uterus) She identified the 250 stages of a
cervix cell when it is healthy and becomes cancerous. She dedicated her life to researching Cervical Cancer. Sadly, on August 18th, 1980, Stern died due to Stomach Cancer
As a career, Elizabeth Stern chose to be a doctor. She did a bit of a "switch" on types of doctors in the middle of her career. When she first graduated from Medical School, she became a Pathologist. She diagnosed patients by examining the skin tissue and blood of her patients. Based on the results from the blood tests and skin examinations, she would diagnose the patient on which illness they had. Stern then became interested in Cancerous Cervix Cells. She studied the Cervix Cells (Uterus Cells) and tried to find a way to make an early diagnosis by detecting Cancerous Cells. Despite the fact that she was two different kinds of doctors, she always tried to find a way to save lives.
Cancerous Cervix Cells
Elizabeth Stern Shankman
The change from normal, Pre-Cancer and Cancer Cells of the Cervix