The Zest for Life or Waldo Had a Pretty Good Run: The Life of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt

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Covers Waldo LaSalle Schmitt's early life in Washington, marriage to Alvina and private life, personality, career at the United States National Museum, involvement in professional associations, and work on expeditions and systematic zoology. Also includes a chronology of Schmitt's life and a list of his publications.


  • Schmitt, Alvina
  • Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


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