A giant in his field

 

At the Pharmacological Congress in Thessaloniki  (1975)

At the International Veterinary Congress in Thessaloniki (1975)

Antonie Marinus Harthoorn, (Toni), 1922-2012, my first husband from 1972-1977  (and no, I’m not mentioned in this wiki page link, I wasn’t important enough! 🙂 ), stood head and shoulders at 6’8″ over everyone else, in many senses of the phrase. He was a pioneer veterinary scientist and his book The Chemical Capture of Animals is still used as a textbook in veterinary faculties worldwide.

I spent nearly six glorious years with this genius; among the best years of my life, doing scientific research into wildlife.

I’m the one in all white, by the way, standing to his right.