Papers of science historian Philip (Fritz) Rehbock (1942-2002), known for his research on 19th century British naturalists,
evolutionary theory, the
Challenger expedition, and the history and science of the Pacific.
Philip Frederick (Fritz) Rehbock was a science historian and professor of history and general science at the University of
Hawaii at Manoa. Born in Seattle in 1942, he earned a B.S. in economics at Stanford University in 1964, spent six years in
the U.S. Navy Supply Corps, and then earned a Ph.D. in the history of science at Johns Hopkins University in 1975. His dissertation,
Organisms in Space and Time: Edward Forbes (1815-1854) and New Directions for Early Victorian Natural History was later expanded into The Philosophical Naturalists: Themes in Early Nineteenth-Century British Biology (1983). In 1974, his essay, "Huxley, Haeckel, and the Oceanographers: The Case of Bathybius haeckelii" was awarded the Henry and Ida Schuman Prize by the History of Science Society.
15 Linear feet
(15 record cartons)
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