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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Libbie Hyman

Libbie Henrietta Hyman was a major contributor to the field of zoology. Arthur Clay Cope 16—31 3. My return to attend his funeral was to be my last sight of Ft. Although she considered her invertebrate treatise essentially a “compilation” of the literature, others have called it a remarkable synthetic work.

During I returned to the high school, taking advanced work in German, but when that came to an end I was again at loose ends.

KiwiNZ1 2 years ago. Some of the papers from this early phase of Hyman’s career already contain the seeds for her subsequent occupation with comparative embryology and morphology to address questions about animal body plan evolution and metazoan phylogeny.

Looking across the cove on Hopkins property, toward the Pearse house the brown one, center-left. She became a taxonomic specialist in these invertebrate groups. Much of her work during that period was on flatworms. Hyman received her doctorate in from the University of Chicagowhere she worked for zoologist Charles Manning Child. Click here to download the latest version.

During her time as a laboratory assistant, helping Child direct his classes, Hyman had felt that a better student guide book was needed, and now she wrote one. Edward Curtis Franklin 66—79 6.


To the best of my recollection it had never occurred to me to go to college. Modern systematists have clarified htman phylogenetic relationships of flatworm groups, in particular by using characters discerned with electron microscopy; and application of principles of cladistic systematics has been important in grouping turbellarians and the major groups of parasitic flatworms into supraordinal taxa.

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

No smoking, no pets. Home People Science and Technology Zoology: Inshe became an honorary research associate at the museum, an unpaid position that provided office and laboratory space. My work consisted of experiments on the physiology of planarians hymxn other lower invertebrates.

Again unsure of her future, she accepted a position as research assistant in Child’s laboratory, and she taught undergraduate courses in comparative anatomy. After receiving a B. Supporting herself as laboratory assistant in various zoology courses, she concluded that a better laboratory text was needed, which in time she was to supply. It includes both the inquiry into individual animals and their constituent parts, even to the molecular level, and the inquiry into animal populations, entire faunas, and the relationships of….

The handwritten text of Thorson’s message to Hardy is inside the card and thus is not visible because of the framing. She decided to devote herself full time to preparing a treatise on invertebrates and moved to New York City to use the library at the American Museum of Natural History.

Libbie Henrietta Hymanborn Dec. There Hyman created her six-volume treatise on invertebrates, The Invertebratesdrawing on her familiarity with several European languages and Russianwhich she had learned from her father.


Hyman’s earlier work, done under the direction of C. Compiled by one independent woman with enormous knowledge of the field and a great facility for translating European languages, it represents a textbook of the invertebrate animal kingdom that whole academies might have attempted.

This Burlingame was lbbie for the fact that I did not become a botanist. She was never excited about vertebrates, however, and she refused to consider a third edition. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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Although unsalaried, she was given an office, where she placed food and water at the window for pigeons. Description of three new species with a key to the known species.

She was also thoroughly infiltrated with the European worship of the male sex.

Robert Ogren discusses Libbie Hyman’s contributions to land planarian taxonomy. I never received any encouragement from my family to continue my academic career; in fact my determination to attend the University met with derision. The libbir edition of this manual was published in as Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy.

She acquired a small, but valuable art collection, and made summer collecting trips to marine laboratories. At home she was required to do much of the housework. The first volume of The Invertebrates appeared in Looking for other ways to read this? Only my youngest brother ever married; he produced one daughter who has a son from the first of her two marriages.