Professor A. J. E. Cave 1900–2001


  • Eldred Walls


Few have served the Zoological Society of London longer or more faithfully than Alexander Cave who died on 17 May at the great age of 100.

As a Fellow, his record is outstanding: Member of Council, Vice President, Silver Medallist of the Society, Honorary Research Associate; and withal, an unending stream of original papers on various aspects of comparative anatomy. Unending? Well, almost, for he was still being published in his 95th year. Nor should be forgotten the great volume of work that he did in refereeing papers for the Journal of Zoology– an onerous and time-consuming task that he dealt with meticulously.