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HIstory of forensics
⟶ Updated 16 Oct 2017 ⟶
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Thumb prints were found in clay seals in ancient China
Erasistratus and Herophilus perform the 1st autopsies in Alexandria
Physician to Roman Gladiators dissects both animal and humans to search for the cause of disease
the first recorded applications of medicine to help solve crimes
The missing teeth of French Duke of Burgundy are used to identify his remains
Roman attorney shows that a bloody handprint was intended to frame a blind man for his mothers murder
First autopsies in North America are done by French settlers on St. Croix island
Zacharias Janssen designs the 1st crude microscope w/ the help of his father
Chinese book, His Duan Yu, is the 1st recorded application of medical knowledge to the solution of crime.
Erasistratus discovers that his patients pulse rates increase when they are lying. Allegedly the 1st lie detector test.
Entomology was 1st used in china in 1325
Toxicology is introduced
Bullet comparison is being used for the first time
Photography is being used at crime scenes now
Document analysis is introduced
Mary Blandy was tried at oxford for murdering her father with arsenic. She was found guilty and hanged.
Mathieu B. Orfila, the father of toxicology, publishes "Traite des Poisons". He is the 1st to attempt to use a microscope in the assessment of blood and semen stains.
Lancaster UK, John Toms is convicted of murder on the basis of a wad of newspaper in a pistol matching a remaining piece in his pocket
Malpighi, professor of anatomy at the University of bologna, noted ridges, spirals and loops in fingerprints
K. Landstiener first discovers human blood groups. M. Richter adapts the technique to type blood stains
M. Frei-Sulzer develops the tape lifting method of collecting trace evidence
Sample of an long event
Thumb prints found in clay seals in ancient China
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