A Swedish Chemist who devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses (the inheritance power)
A German chemist who discovered more precise method for detecting small amounts of Arsenic
A Spanish chemist known as the "Father of Forensic Toxicology". Published article on detection of poisons and effects
The invention of the polarizing microscope.
1st use of toxicological evidence in criminal trial
Allowed more accurate recording
1st presumptive test for blood
A french police officer who introduced the Bertillon's system (aka Anthropometry)
it was a system to identify people by their physical appearance. It was considered to be the most accurate method of personal identification. It was replaced by fingerprinting in 1903
The most influential fictional character created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; his influence can be compared to that of the modern CSI shows today.
"Criminal Investigation" by Hans Gross (Austrian) published; the 1st book of criminal investigation using forensic science
ABO blood typing discovered by Karl Landsteiner
Case of misidentification of two men whose Bertillon's measurements were nearly identical. It led to an of Anthropometry
"Questioned Documents" published by Albert Osborn
By Edmond Locard (French). When 2 objects come into contact with each other, a cross-transfer of materials occurs that can connect a criminal suspect to the victim or the crime scene. Locard also started the first known police crime lab.
The first Los Angeles PD Crime Lab in the USA
FBI National Laboratory opens under Director J. Edgar Hoover
The FBI Forensic Science Research & Training Center opens