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my forensic science timeline
⟶ Updated 17 Oct 2017 ⟶
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Thumb prints were found in clay seals in ancient china.
First forensic science manual published by the Chinese. This was the first known record of medical knowledge being used to solve criminal cases.
In 1325, the Chinese lawyer Sung Ts'u wrote a textbook on criminal investigations called The Washing Away of Wrongs.
Medical schools are established in Puda and Bologna.
First forensic autopsies are done at the university of bologna.
King Richard officially creates the position of coroner.
Sung Tz'u publishes Hsi Yuan Lu (The Washing Away of Wrongs ) the first forensic text.
De Officia Coronatoris , which describes the coroners duties , is published in England.
First pathology report was published.
Carl Wilhelm Scheele devised the test for detecting the poison arsenic in corpses.
Hans and Zacharias Janssen invented the first optical microscope
Alphonse Bertillon introduced the Bertillon System
Valentin Ross discovered a more precise method for detecting Arsenic
James Marsh was the first to testify in a criminal trial
Hans Gross published Criminal Investigation
Karl Landsteiner discovered ABO Blood typing
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