NIKOLAOS LOUROS (1898-1986): THE REFORMER OF GREEK OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY OF THE 20TH CENTURY
The present article report on the career of Professor Nikolaos Louros and his contribution to the development of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The data presented is based on desk research with the aim to gather and analyze relevant credible information from documents existing in primary and secondary resources from the archive of Foundation History of Medicine N. Louros. As a Professor at the University of Athens, Louros introduced new teaching methods. His multifaceted work includes writing, teaching, research, and the clinical and laboratory context. His scientific interest covers all areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Pioneering and progressive in the medical field, he invented new clinical and surgical methods with international appeal. As a Director, Louros established innovative rules in the Maternity Hospitals he directed. He supported every effort aiming to protect maternity and the child and adopted a new approach regarding the problem of home-based obstetric help to the destitute woman.