Carl W. Scheele was a Swedish chemist who devised a test for detecting Arsenic in corpses (the inheritance powder).
" Father of Forensic Toxicology"
Mathieu Orfilla published an article on detecting poisons and its effects.
Polarizing microscope invented.
1st use of toxicological evidence in criminal trial
1850 - 1860
Photographs began used in crime scenes
1st presumptive test for blood
1879 - 1903
Frenchman Alphonse Bertillon introduced this system of Anthropometry which was a system for identifying people by physical appearance and was considered the most accurate method of personal identification for nearly 2 decades.
1887 - 1893
Influential character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this led to increased interest in forensic sciences by audiences.
ABO blood typing
Discovered by Karl Landstein
Will West Case
Case of misidentification where 2 men had nearly identical Bertillon's measurements, led to the end of Anthropometry.
Locard's Exchange Principle
Discovered by Frenchman Edmond Locard which introduces cross-transfers and secondary transfers left on a crime scene to be used as means of evidence.
First crime lab in U.S
The Los Angeles Police Department crime lab was the first crime lab in the U.S.