June 30, 2021
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⟶ Updated 9 Jan 2020 ⟶
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9 Jan 2020
Scheele develops test for arsenic poison in corpses
Orfila published on detection of poisons. Became known as "father of forensic toxicology".
Galton published a book "Finger Prints"
Bertillon developed system of anthropometry
"A Study in Scarlet" a Sherlock Holmes novel was published which raised interest in forensics
Landsteiner discovered blood could be grouped into types
Osborn published "Questioned Documents"
Locard began a rudimentary police laboratory which led to forming the Institute of Criminalistics
Jeffreys developed the first DNA profiling test
Vollmer created the oldest forensic lab in the U.S.
FBI organized a forensics lab under directorship of President J. Edgar Hoover
FBI's Forensic Science Research and Training Center opened
William Nichol invented the polarizing light microscope
Leuchs first noted amylase activity in human saliva
Michigan State University develops software that automatically matches hand-down sketches to mugshots stored in databases
The FBI established a new DNA Database, which enabled interstate cooperation in solving crimes
Apard Vass developed the Light-weight Analyzer for Buried Remains and Decomposition Odor Recognition system for locating dead bodies, known as LABRADOR for short
Victor Balthazard realizes that tools used to make gun barrels never leave the same markings and individual gun barrels leave identifying grooves on bullets fired through it. He came up with several methods of matching bullets via photography
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