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J. Lawrence Smith
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Born (1818-12-17)December 17, 1818
Died October 12, 1883(1883-10-12) (aged 64)
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Known for Invention of the inverted microscope
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Fields Chemistry
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John Lawrence Smith (December 17, 1818 – October 12, 1883) was an American chemist and mineralogist.

He published extensively on analytical chemistry and mineralogy, including Mineralogy and Chemistry, Original Researches (1873; enlarged with biographical sketches, 1884). His collection of meteorites was the finest in the United States, and upon his death, he passed it to Harvard. The J. Lawrence Smith Medal is named in his honor.

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