A correspondence between Martin Burkenroad and Libbie Hyman: Or, whatever did happen to Libbie Hyman’s lingerie
In sorting through the papers of Martin Burkenroad while incorporating them into the archives of the San Diego Society of Natural History, I discovered an exchange of correspondence between Burkenroad and Libbie Hyman extending from about 1934 to 1963. Neither Burkenroad nor Hyman suffered fools lightly, yet the letters between them clearly reveal a warm human side to both their personalities. Hyman acted as a mentor to Burkenroad, encouraging him to pursue a doctoral degree and take a ‘high road’ in his dealings with other scientists. Burkenroad had some influence on Hyman’sfocus on flatworm research and provided encouragement and advice in the initial stages of writing The Invertebrates.