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SMSI Awards 1971 - 1975

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).

Dr. Manfred Nahmacher of E. Leitz, Inc., New York, NY for bringing information on theoretical and applied optical microscopy before the general public and microscopical societies and thereby promoting an understanding of the microscope's role in science and society.

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).

Dr. Peter Gray, Avinoff Professor of Biology, University of Pittsburgh, for the authorship of important papers and books in microscopy; in particular The Microtomist's Formulary and Guide and the Encyclopedia of Microscopy and Microtechnique.

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

Mitch Sieminski

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.

Marie Kuhnert-Brandstätter of Austria for her work in fusion methods.

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