BAILEY, Jacob Whitman [1811-1857] -- American botanist, chemist, geologist, teacher
Noted as one of the first U.S. scientists to apply the microscope to botanical research.
He was graduated (1832) from West Point,
and served as assistant professor of chemistry (1834-38)
and first professor of chemistry, mineralogy, and geology (1838-57) there.
As a botanist, he was the first to discover diatoms in a fossil state in the U.S.,
and was noted for his investigations among the minor algae and the crystals in plant tissues.
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