Hyman, came from a Polish village, name of Konin, located in a part of 1 Libbie Henrietta Hyman left with the Academy a brief autobiography of about. “This issue of Novitates consists of papers presented at a symposium on the life and work of American zoologist Dr. Libbie Henrietta Hyman, , held at. Hyman received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago (), where she had a research appointment (–31) under the.

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Hyman’s biographer Horace Wesley Stunkard noted that The Invertebrates “incorporates incisive analysis, judicious evaluation and masterly integration of information. By she was considering how to prepare a laboratory guide in that field but “was persuaded by [unnamed] colleagues to write an advanced text” quoted in Hutchinson, p. Pantin by temperament perhaps the living person most qualified to judge and appreciate Hyman’s work said, after quoting Boswell, “What Boswell there says of Dr.

Instead, she majored in zoology and graduated in with a B. Each biographical essay was written by a member of the Academy familiar with the professional career of the deceased. American Museum novitates ; no.

Libbie Henrietta Hyman : life and contributions. American Museum novitates ; no. 3277

Observations and experiments on the physiology of medusae. Description of three new species with a key to the known species. She read, made notes, digested information, composed in her head, and typed the first and only draft of her books on her manual typewriter. Seth Tyler discusses Libbie Hyman’s overall influence on the systematics of turbellarian flatworms, especially through the comprehensive review of flatworms published in Volume II of The Invertebrates.

I had soon perceived that Child was the outstanding member of the Zoology Department, but his original ideas and thinking. Later in my teens I collected butterflies and moths and arranged them in a frame.


Because of her publications, her position, even though unpaid, at the American Museum of Natural History, and her teaching in the Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole summer courses, Hyman became a model for young women interested in invertebrate zoology at a time when there were few women professors to serve as role models. While at Chicago, she published hymwn than 40 research articles in her own name, as well as the highly successful A Laboratory Manual for Elementary Zoology and and A Laboratory Manual for Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Johnson’s great Dictionary we libbue today say quite truly of Dr.

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Hyman was raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Preparing tissue section herself. InHyman became an honorary research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New Yorkan unpaid position that provided her with an office, laboratory space, and libibe access. Crawford arranged for Hyman to attend the University of Chicago with scholarship money that was available to top students. I, Protozoa through ctenophora. JavaScript ilbbie disabled for your browser.

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He was twenty years older than my mother. For historical and bibliographical purposes, these volumes are worth returning to time and again. Do you enjoy reading reports from the Academies online for free?

Insuffering from Parkinson’s Disease and forced to discontinue work, she wrote at the end of the preface to Volume VI: Howel Williams — Cumulative Index — Professor Charles Manning Child, from whom she had taken a course during her senior year, encouraged her to enter the graduate program.

Inthe University of Chicago gave her an honorary Sc. He was of a scholarly disposition and was particularly interested in travels and history, having a remarkable memory for historical dates.

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Libbie Henrietta Hyman

Zoology, branch of biology that studies the members of the animal kingdom and animal life in general. Inafter the publication of the first volume of The Invertebratesshe received an honorary doctorate of sciences from the University of Chicago ; inthe National Academy of Sciences awarded her the Daniel Giraud Elliot Libble for her scholarship; and inshe became the third American to receive a Gold Medal in Zoology from the Linnaean Society.


She worried that the scientific public regarded the hhman as based on her own work rather than on the researches of others. Views Read Edit View history.

Her reswarch centered on the physiology of planarian flatworms and other lower invertebrates. In she began a course of study to major in botany, but the anti-Semitism of a laboratory assistant caused her to switch to zoology.

This first took the form of a love of flowers. Also, you can type in a page number and press Hmyan to go directly to that page in the book. She migrated to the United States and went directly to Des Moines, because she had a brother living there. She produced a six-volume set of reference hyyman titled The Invertebrates. I subsequently met the physics teacher on the campus of The University of Chicago, where he was studying for a Ph.

Aerial view of Hopkins Marine Station to the left, the little cove on the west side of Hopkins, and the Pearse house the dark brown one across from the cove. Hyman served as editor of the journal Systematic Zoology from to She maintained this affiliation for the rest of her life.

At the age of fourteen he escaped across the hynan and made his way to London where he lived for some years, earning a living by plying the family trade of tailoring.