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2008-10-29 15:00:27

A 25-year-old new bride who is dying of cervical cancer says the age at which a woman can first receive a pap smear in Britain should be lowered. The Daily Telegraph said Wednesday that Katie Brickell has begun calling for a reduced age for a woman's first pap smear from 25 to 16 after her repeated attempts to receive the gynecological test were rejected. Brickell said if her initial requests for the medical test at the age of 19 had been approved, doctors may have discovered the cancer...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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