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Dr. Sherman Minton Jr.

Physician, Herpetologist and Toxinologist


Sherman Anthony Minton Jr., revered as a cornerstone of Indiana herpetology, made indelible contributions to the field and significantly shaped the Hoosier Herpetological Society (HHS). His lifelong devotion to herpetology began with his early explorations in southern Indiana, extending through his academic and professional career, including a profound stint as president of major herpetological societies. Minton's legacy includes over 150 publications and seminal books such as "Venomous Reptiles," which continue to influence the field. A prominent speaker at HHS, his presentations enriched the knowledge and enthusiasm of members, furthering the society's mission to promote understanding and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.

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