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NORTON, Lewis Mills, chemist, born in Athol, Massachusetts, 26 December, 1855. He studied at the Massachusetts institute of technology, where in 1875 he received a certificate of chemistry, and then served as assistant until 1877. Subsequently he studied at the school of medicine in Paris, and at the chemical laboratories in the universities of Berlin and Gottingen, receiving in 1879 the degree of Ph. D. at the latter. After his return to the United States he was chemist of the Amoskeag manufacturing company in Manchester, New Hampshire, until 1882, when he returned to the institute of technology, becoming in 1883 professor of organic and industrial chemistry. Dr. Norton has published papers that give the results of his scientific researches in the proceedings of the German chemical society and in the" American Chemical Journal." He is a member of scientific societies, and has in preparation a" Dictionary of Chemical Synonyms."
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