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Rehbock (Philip F.) Papers
SMC 0162  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
17.6 Linear feet (44 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.