Libbie Henrietta Hyman – Zoologist

Libbie Henrietta Hyman – Zoologist

Name Libbie Henrietta Hyman
Profession Zoologist
Date of Birth 1888-12-06
Place of Birth Des Moines, IA
Age 80 yrs
Death Date 1969-08-03
Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Libbie Henrietta Hyman

Zoologist who published widely-used texts about vertebrate and invertebrate animals. She also served as the editor of the journal Systematic Zoology from 1959 to 1963.

Early Life Experience of Libbie Henrietta Hyman

She took an interest in botany in her childhood, learning to identify them with a textbook, but turned to zoology at the University of Chicago.

Trivia Info

During her zoology studies she noticed that better texts were needed, so she wrote her own, among them a six-volume work on invertebrates that she never finished.

Family Life and Relationship

She was born in in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph Hyman, a Polish-Russian immigrant.

Close Associates

Arnold Ortmann, born about 20 years before her, was another well-known researcher on invertebrates.

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