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The Fish Doctor: Autobiography of a World Fish Parasitologist By Glenn Hoffman
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Glenn Hoffman was one of the world’s foremost authorities on the parasites of fishes. This book narrates his life and 65-year professional career as a scientist, researcher, ambassador,... More > colleague, and family man, and gives a glimpse inside the mind of a American scientist of the first rank. Born in 1918 to “hard working Iowa farm folks,” Dr. Hoffman studied zoology at the University of Iowa, served in the U.S. Army 1942-46 as a lab technician, bacteriologist, and parasitologist in France, England, Germany, and Belgium, earned his PhD in 1950, and taught at the University of North Dakota 1950–1957. From 1958 until his retirement in 1985 he worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services in Leetown, WV, and in Stuttgart, Arkansas,. He wrote four major books and more than 100 articles on the causes, spread, and cures of parasite-related diseases in fish, including Parasites of North American Freshwater Fishes (1967, 2nd ed. 1999), called “the bible of American fish parasitology.”< Less