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A brief history of
Transcript of A brief history of
A brief history of forensic science
The Chinese use fingerprints on clay tablets transactions.
Erasistratus, an ancient Greek physician, discovers that his patients’ pulse rates increase when they are telling
First forensic autopsies are done at the University
Sir Francis Galton publishes his classic textbook
Finger Prints that included a method for classifying
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek first employs a microscope to
see living bacteria.
Italian doctor, Fortunatus Fidelis is recognised as being
the first person to practice modern forensic medicine.
Sung Tzu publishes
The Washing Away of Wrongs
, the first
Karl Landsteiner delineates the ABO blood
Max Frei-Sulzer develops the tape-life method
of collecting trace evidence.
The detection of gunshot residue using scanning
electron microscopy with electron dispersive X-rays is developed at the aerospace Corporation.
Edmond Locard establishes the first police crime
laboratory, situated in Lyon, France.
Joseph Thomson builds the first mass spectrometer, known
as the hyperbola spectrograph.
American physician Calvin Goddard creates the
comparison microscope to help determine which bullets
came from which shell casings.
Sir Alec Jeffreys develops the DNA fingerprint method
of isolating and identifying variable elements within the
base-pair sequence of DNA.
Britain’s Forensic Science Service develops online
footwear coding and detection system. this helps
police to identify footwear marks quickly.
Michigan State University develops software that
automatically matches handdrawn facial
sketches to mug shots stored in databases.
Japanese researchers develop a dental x-ray matching
system that can automatically match dental x-rays in a
database in less than 4 seconds.