Bushnell, O. A.
|Birthname||Oswald Andrew Bushnell|
|born on||11 May 1913 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Honolulu, Hawaii, 21n18, 157w52|
|Timezone||HST h10w30 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°48' 03°13 Asc. 01°21'|
American microbiologist, historian, novelist, and professor at the University of Hawaiʻi, he was nicknamed "Ozzy". Bushnell's first novel, The Return of Lono, won the Atlantic Monthly's fiction award in 1956, at a time when most books about Hawaiʻi were written by outsiders. His historical works include Hawaii: A Pictorial History (1969) with Joseph Feher and Edward Joesting, and A Walk Through Old Honolulu (1975).
His last work, Gifts of Civilization: Germs and Genocide in Hawaii (1993), combined his interests in microbiology, Hawaiian history, and literature. It remains the definitive study of how Native Hawaiians, having lived in isolation for centuries, were very nearly wiped out by exposure to newly introduced diseases such as tuberculosis, smallpox, and leprosy.
Ozzy Bushnell married and had three children. He died on 21 August 2002 at age 89.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MS and PhD degrees in bacteriology)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Microbiologist)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award