Libbie Henrietta Hyman, is an American zoologist. She wrote a guide for extensive use in the Comparative Vertebral Anatomy Laboratory in 1922
|Born||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Institutions||University of Chicago, American Museum of Natural History|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
|Known for||A Laboratory Manual for Elementary Zoology, The Invertebrates|
|Influences||Charles Manning Child|
|Notable awards||Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal (1951), Linnean Medal (1960)|
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.
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.
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.
She was born in in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph Hyman, a Polish-Russian immigrant.
Arnold Ortmann, born about 20 years before her, was another well-known researcher on invertebrates.
- American zoologist
Latest information about Libbie Henrietta Hyman updated on June 14 2021.