Devised a test for detecting Arsenic (inheritance powder) in corpses
Discovered more precise method for detecting small amounts of Arsenic.
The "Father of Forensic Toxicology" published article on detection of poisons and effects.
Allowed more accurate recording.
Introduced the Bertillon's system (Anthropometry). A system for identifying people by their physical appearance. It was considered to be the most accurate method of personal identification for nearly 2 decades. It was replaced by ingerprinting 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.
London terrorized by a serial killer "Jack the Ripper".
"Criminal Investigation" by Hans Gross published. (The first book of criminal investigation using forensic science.)
ABO blood typing was discovered by Karl Landsteiner.
Case of misidentification of two men whose Bertillon's measurements were nearly identical. It led to the end of Anthopometry.
"Questioned Documents" published by Albert Osborn.
Locard'sExchange Principle by Edmond Locard. When two 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.
"Father of Modern Microscopy"
The first crime lab in USA.
Led by Dr.Paul Kirk.