15 July 2019 Alvin Cahn: a man of science in post-war Japan
Paul Callomon
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Alvin R. Cahn (1892-1971) was Professor of Zoology at the University of Illinois and latterly worked in conservation for the Tennessee Valley Authority. In the years following World War II he was on the staff of Allied General Headquarters in Tokyo, where he produced several major reports on mollusks. This paper focuses on his GHQ career and in particular his relationship with Tokubei Kuroda (1886-1987), the most important Japanese malacologist of the 20th century.

©2019 by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Paul Callomon "Alvin Cahn: a man of science in post-war Japan," Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 167(1), 27-47, (15 July 2019). https://doi.org/10.1635/053.167.0103
Received: 19 April 2019; Accepted: 7 June 2019; Published: 15 July 2019
Alvin R. Cahn
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Takashi Ino
Tokubei Kuroda
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