Forensics Timeline

Events

Earliest Record of Forensic Science application

200 A.D. - 300 A.D.

Evidence was recorded in approximately third century China

First legal autopsies were performed

1302

The first legal autopsies were performed in Italy by Dr. Bartolomeo

Microscopes Invented

1590

Microscopes were invented by Hans and Zacharias Janssen

Arsenic Tests

1775

The first arsenic test was in 1775 by Carl Scheele

Father of Forensic Toxicology

1814

Mathieu Ortilla created an article on the effects of poison and detecting it

Photographs on Crime scenes

1850

Photographs being used in crime scenes

1st presumptive test for blood

1863