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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She was outspoken in her belief that the identification of new species based on a single often sexually immature specimen was inadequate. She said the Ft.

She moved back to New York City in when she felt the need to spend more time on her writing. She was class valedictorian but had failed to attract the attention of her science teachers. Biology, study of living things and their vital processes. She therefore resigned her position at Chicago. When she returned from her travels, she settled near libbif American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she lived modestly, close to the museum’s “magnificent” library, determined to devote all of her time to writing a treatise on the invertebrates.

To the best of my recollection it had never occurred to me to go to college. She published an enlarged edition of her first laboratory manual in 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.

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She had one younger and two older brothers. The University of Chicago, ; Sc. The Invertebrates is still considered a masterly source. Working as a research assistant in the lab of Professor Charles Manning Child, her doctoral advisor, she remained there for 16 more years until her mentor retired in A typewritten copy of the text is affixed to the libbe of the frame.


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The pen and ink drawing is of Golfingia by Poul Winther according to instructions by Thorson in and is the front of the card. As a graduate student Hyman supported herself by assisting in the introductory zoology courses, and she soon realized the need for good laboratory manuals. She also collected butterflies and moths and later wrote, “I believe my interest in nature is primarily aesthetic.

New York, constituent state of the United States of America, one of the 13 original colonies and states. Thank You for Your Contribution! No nematocysts here, but you can see that it is extruding eggs! Her work in Child’s laboratory consisted of conducting physiological experiments on lower invertebrates, including hydras and flatworms. Significant as are these works to specialists, the great contribution of her life was the six volumes of The invertebrates.

It was the teacher of German and English, Mary Crawford, a graduate of Radcliffe, who took an interest in me. But as the molecular processes underlying differentiation are more fully elucidated, it is certain that the time will come when the biology of the whole embryo again becomes interesting.

Joseph Hall Bodine 1—15 2. She lived near the American Museum of Natural History in order to use its library, and was made an honorary research associate of the hhman in William Jacob Robbins — Libbie Henrietta Hyman in The debt of every zoologist to her is immense. American Women of Science Hyman’s area of expertise was invertebrate zoology, and she became an authority on invertebrate taxonomy.


Looking across the cove on Hopkins property, toward the Pearse house the brown one, center-left. The two men decided to migrate to what was then the far west human Iowa and went to Des Moines, where they built a store, occupying the ground story with a clothing business.

In I wrote a second expanded edition and this still has a considerable sale.

She seemed incapable of feelings of affection. Finally I took a job libbi a factory, pasting labels on boxes. Modern systematists have clarified the 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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In The Invertebrates Hyman addressed numerous questions about the evolution of animal body plans and metazoan phylogeny that are nowadays core items on the research agenda of evo-devo. Hyman’s childhood and youth were spent in Fort Dodge, Iowa, yhman her father kept an unsuccessful clothing store.

New York City s overview. She read, made notes, digested information, composed in her head, and typed the first and only draft of her books on her manual typewriter. Preparing tissue section herself. She served as editor of Systematic Zoology —63 and as president of the Society of Systematic Zoology E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.