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Dr. James Hillier

"The electron microscope is like the monkey wrench on the garage wall; what you do with it is the important thing."

In 1960, after receiving a joint award from the American Public Health Association and the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation for medical research, Hillier was quoted in Time Magazine.

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Oral-History: James Hillier

Hillier dicusses the developement of the the first tranmission electron microscope during his graduate studies at the University of Toronto with Albert Privas. Hillier worked for RCA from 1940 to 1977. He developed the the first commercial scanning electron microscope and went on to become Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist.

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