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Leone Lattes

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Cassie Marshall`

on 14 October 2014

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Transcript of Leone Lattes

Works Cited
"Cesare Lombroso." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Oct. 2014. Web. 13 Oct. 2014.
"Leone Lattes: Italy's Pioneer in Forensic Serology. : The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology." Leone Lattes: Italy's Pioneer in Forensic Serology. : The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2014.
Background Information
Birthday: February 6th, 1887
Death Date: 1954
Born in Turin, Italy
Founder of DNA identification through dried blood stains
Introduced the idea of forensic paternity (the identification of a corpse based off of blood from relatives)
Personal Information
Leone Lattes was an italian scientist, born in Turin, Italy. Lattes later left Italy for Argentina in 1939 due to racial laws. He loved criminal anthropology, the study of human beings and their linking to criminals.
Lattes was a pupil of Cesare Lombroso, who was a renounced scientist who formed the concept of criminal atavism.
Lattes explicitly believed that criminal behavior was directly linked to anthropology.
Lattes also publsihed many books and papers, Such as: The Individuality of Human Blood and Its Medico-Legal Demonstration.
Contribution to Forensic Science
Very influential in the concept that anthropology and many other factors affect the criminal’s behavior.
Most importantly, developed a procedure to use dried bloodstains to determine blood grouping (A, B, AB, or O). The procedure relied on the identification of antibodies found in the bloodstains. (First used in court in 1916, still used today)
Introduced forensic paternity (the identification of relatives to a corpse based on blood)
Wrote in detail about the “mosaic of individual antigens” in the human blood

Leone Lattes graduated in medicine at University of Turn in 1909. He also attended Institute of Physiology, in Frankfurt am Main, and then the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Munich. He obtained his first chair of legal medicine in the University of Messina, then in Modena and Pavia. Also during his time in Argentina, graduated in “Ciencias Medicas”

Assistant Professor – Institute of Legal Medicine of Turin
Serologist – Municipal Hospital of Buenos Aires
Forensic Expert – Municipal Hospital of Buenos Aires
Chair of Legal Medicine – Messina, Modena, and Pavia (twice)
Leone Lattes
BY: Corey Williams & Cassie Marshall
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