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Dr. Marian H. Pettibone

nechama ben-eliahu nbenelia at cc.huji.ac.il
Mon Jan 5 13:55:49 EST 2004

Dear Friends,

I expect that many (most) of the members of the list did not have an 
opportunity to know Dr. Marian H. Pettibone.  

I began my own work on Polychaeta under the aegis of a  Hebrew- University-
Smithsonian Institution joint project (1967-1972), and, at that time Marion 
was the polychaete person at the Smithsonian. So I had a special feeling for 
her (and for the Smithsonian).  

I didn't see her often, being situated at such a great distance, but on 
occasional visits to the Museum, Marian was always so  welcoming and gracious 
and so generous with helpful suggestions.  

She was one of the two great women polychaete researchers in an important time 
for polychaete research in the United States.  

It's a sad thing when someone like that leaves us.


Dr. M. Nechama Ben-Eliahu, Curator Emeritus
Section of Invertebrates, The Hebrew University Scientific Collections
The Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology
91904 Jerusalem, Israel
972-2-658-4633 (phone) 972-2-566-5095(fax)

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