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J. Lawrence Smith
|Born||December 17, 1818|
|Died||October 12, 1883
|Known for||Invention of the inverted microscope|
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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