1942 VW. Discovered 1942 Nov. 6 by L. Oterma at Turku.
Named in honor of the distinguished Polish scientist Maria Szmytowna on the occasion of her eightieth birthday, 1983 March 26. A professor of inorganic and analytical chemistry at the Akademia Medyczna w Poznaniu, she has done extensive research work for half a century on waters and mineral springs and is an active member of many societies in the areas of balneology and hydrobiology. (M 7945)