Francis O. Schmitt

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Birthday
23, 1903
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 3, 1995 (91)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1903
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Oct 3, 1995 (91)

About

Biologist who taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked to develop X-ray techniques for biological purposes. He won the Albert Lasker Award in 1956 for his contributions to medical science.

Before Fame

He received an A.B. in 1924 and a Ph.D. in 1927 from Washington University in St. Louis.

Trivia

He was the head of the Biology department at MIT in 1941 and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and a former president of the Electron Microscope Society of America.

Family Life

He had two siblings, Otto and Viola and his father owned a paint and wallpaper store.

Associated With

Fellow scientist Vannevar Bush recruited Schmitt to work in the department of biology at MIT.