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SMSI Awards 1967 - 1985
1967 Honorary Memberships
Mr. Leon F. Urbain for his work as director of the course
"Learning to Use the Microscope" (the Young People's Course). He has
given over 1500 lectures and has donated all honoraria to the
educational fund of the Society.
1969-1970 Annual Awards
Dr. George Nomarski of the Institut D'optique Theorique Et
Appliquee, Paris, France, for his innovative method of Differential
Interference Contrast Microscopy, a method which produces
three-dimensional images with high contrast.
1970-1971 Annual Award
Irwin Müller for the development of the field-ion microscope.
1970-1971 Honorary Awards
Roger P. Loveland for his comprehensive treatise on
photomicrography and his work on the size and morphology of silver grains.
1971-1972 Annual Award
Prof. Marcel Françon of the Institut d'Optique de Paris, Paris, France for theoretical and practical contributions to the field of optical microscopy, and for publications on microscope optics with emphasis on interference phenomena.
1971-1972 Honorary Awards
Dr. Kurt Michel of Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen (Württ.)West
Germany for contributions to the theory and design of the optical
microscope, and for publications in the fields of theoretical
microscopy and photomicrography; viz. Die Grundzüge der Theorie
des Mikroskops (1964) and Die Mikrophotographie (1967).
1972-1973 Honorary Awards
Dr. Ruth Patrick of the Limnology Department of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, for applications of the microscope to the systematic treatment of the diatoms of the United States, especially as expressed in publications on diatom structure and classification, diatom communities in polluted waters, and particularly for The Diatoms of the United States, Volume 1, (with CharlesReimer). Dr.L.C. Martin, formerly Professor in the Technical Optics Department of Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England, for books, Practical Microscopy (with B.K. Johnson) and papers on theoretical and applied optics, and especially for The Theory of the Microscope (1966) in which the optical theory of the microscope is updated to the recent work by theoretical physicists.
1972-1973 Life Membership
Mr. George Maier of Maier's Aquarium, Chicago, IL, for unselfish service to the State Microscopical Society of Illinois, particularly for his willingness on every occasion to give his time and share his microscopical experiences with the young people at the Saturday morning classes.
1973-1974 Annual Award
Dr. John McArthur of Cambridge, England, for the design and development of the McArthur Pocket Microscope.
1973-1974 Honorary Awards
Dr. N.H. Hartshorne of East Sussex, England for the
design and development of the Hartshorne Crystal Rotation Apparatus
and the authorship of Crystals and the Polarizing Microscope and
Practical Optical Crystallography (co-authored with A. Stuart).
1974-1975 Annual Award
Dr. Charles Proffer Saylor of the Polymer Division of the National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. for the development of significant improvements in the microscopical measurement of physical properties such as particle size and refractive indices. He is also recognized for his development of the "Freezing Staircase" purification procedure.
1974-1975 Honorary Award
Dr. Ralph Gander of Wild Heerbrugg, Ltd. Heerbrugg, Switzerland for his service to microscopy through articles and books in the field of light microscopy and through educational activities at Wild Heerbrugg.
1975-1976 Annual Award
1975-1976 Honorary Awards
Clyde W. Mason, Late Professor of Chemical Microscopy and
Metallography at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, for coauthoring a
fundamental text in chemical microscopy. The Handbook of Chemical
Microscopy was jointly authored with Émile M. Chamot.
1976-1977 Annual Award
Oscar W. Richards, College of Optometry, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. As former chief biologist at the Research Laboratory of the American Optical Company, he was instrumental in developing AO's phase contrast and interference microscopy systems. In addition to being one of the authors of Phase Microscopy (John Wiley, 1951), he has written numerous articles pertaining to varied areas of microscopy, such as vision and microscopy, and the history of American microscopy. He was also the former editor of the Journal of the American Microscopical Society,
1976-1977 Honorary Award
Mr. R.I. Firth of Sussex, England, a diatomist of international renown whose skills at mounting diatoms were known throughout the world. He also made to order mechanical fingers for diatom mounting.
1977-1978 Annual Award
W.M.D. Bryant of West Chester, PA, who was involved with microscopy at DuPont for years. Bill Bryant has applied microscopy to archeological investigation and his home lab was replete with self designed and built equipment of simple, yet elegant design. His major interest was conoscopy.
1977-1978 Honorary Awards
Dr. Dieter Krauter of the W. Keller & Company,
Kosmos-Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, for promoting the art
and science of microscopy among amateurs. His book, Mikroskopie
in Alltag (1954) was translated into English as Experimenting
with the Microscope (1963) and is aimed at amateurs. He is the
publisher and editor of Mikrokosmos, a well-known journal slanted
towards the amateur microscopist. He is also associated with the
German Microbiological Society-Stuttgart and the microbiological
societies of Hamburg, Mannheim, and Munich, the Micrographic Society
of Vienna and the Microscopical Society of Zurich.
1978-1979 Annual Awards
F. Donald Bloss, Department of Geological Science, VPI and
SU Blacksburg, Virginia. He has written numerous papers and books
on chemical and optical crystallography and was honored for his
contributions in theoretical and applied optical crystallography.
1978-1979 Honorary Awards
Dr. Maksymilian Pluta of the Centraline Laboratorium Optyki,
Warszawa, Poland. He was honored for his publications and also for his
theoretical and applied work in the areas of stereoscopic
phase-contrast microscopy; amplitude-contrast microscopy using soot
amplitude rings; highly sensitive phase-contrast microscopy; and
shearing polarization interference microscopy.
1979-1980 Annual Award
1980-1981 Annual Award
Dr. Bertram Woodland
1981-1982 Annual Award
1982-1983 Annual Award
Robert B. "Mac" McLaughlin
1982-1983 Honary Membership
Dr. J.S. Ploem
1983-1984 Annual Award
Martin L. Scott, Senior Biomedical Imaging Specialist, Health Sciences Markets Division, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY, for providing individuals and groups with information, instruction, and workshops on photographic imaging. He is a fellow of the Biological Photographic Association and former Chairman of the BPA and former BPA President.
1983-1984 Honorary Membership
Hans Keune of the Pädagogische Hochschule "Dr. Theodor Neubauer" , Mühlhausen, D.D.R. in recognition of contributions in the field of chemical microscopy, especially with emphasis for his work in the documentation of inorganic-chemical crystal precipitation tests as evidenced in his authorship and coauthorship of articles and books. viz, Chemiische Mikroskopie and Bilderatlas zur qualitativen anorganischen Mikroanalyse.
1984-1985 Annual Award
Jan Hinsch of the E. Leitz, Inc.Director of the Laboratory for Applied Microscopy as an active member of the New York Microscopical Society for his teaching and workshop programs in Principles of Polarized Light Microscopy and Interference Microscopy.
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