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Erasistratus and Herophilus perform the first autopsies in Alexandria.
Chinese use fingerprints to "sign" legal documents.
Galen, physician to Roman gladiators, dissects both animal and humans to search for the causes of disease.
Roman attorney Quintilian shows that a bloody hand print was intended to frame a blind man for his mother's murder.
First forensic autopsies are done at the University of Bologna.
Pope Clement VI orders autopsies on the victims of the Black Death to hopefully find a cause for the plague.
Medical Schools are established in Padua and Bologna.
Ambroise Pare writes extensively on the anatomy of war and homicidal wounds.
First autopsies in North America are done by French settlers on St. Croix Island.
John Toms is convicted of murder based on the match of paper wadding removed from the victim's wound with paper found in Tom's pocket.
Henry Goddard matches two bullets to show they came from the same bullet mould.
Thomas Jennings becomes the first U.S. citizen convicted of a crime by use of fingerprints.
Technology speeds up DNA profiling time, from 6-8 weeks to between 1-2 days.
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