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Meagan and Joseph E.
History of forensic science timeline
13 Oct 2017
Erasistratus and Herophilus perform the first autopsies in Alexandria
Galen dissects both animal and humans to search for causes of disease
Quintilian, a Roman attorney, shows that a bloody handprint was intended to frame a blind man for his mother's murder
King Richard Plantagenet officially creates the position of coroner
First forensic autopsies are done at the University of Bologna
De Officia Coronatoris is published in England
Medical schools are established in Pauda and Bologna
Ambroise Pare writes extensively on the anatomy of war and homicidal wounds
University of Leipzig offers the first courses in forensic medicine
Marcello Malpighi first recognizes fingerprint patterns and uses the terms "loops" and "whorls"
Carl Wilhelm Scheele develops the first test for arsenic
Johann Metzger develops a method for isolating arsenic
Franz Joseph Gall develops the field of phrenology
Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila pusblishes Traite des poisons, the first toxicology book
Karl Land Steiner delineates the ABO blood typing system
Theodore Roosevelt establishes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Technology speeds up DNA profiling time from 6-8 weeks to 1-2 days
Japanese researchers develop a dental x-ray matching system which can make a positive match in 4 seconds
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