Forensic events

Events

Carl W. Scheele

1775

Conducted a test for Arsenics in corpses, aka inheritance powder

Valentin Ross (German)

1806

Discovered a more precise way for detecting small amounts of Arsenic

Mathieu Orilla (Spanish)

1814

"Father of Forensic Toxicology" -made an article of poisons and effects

Polarizing microscope invented

1828

Irst microscopic detection of sperm

1839

1st use of toxicological evidence in criminal trial

1839

1850-1860 Photographs

1850 - 1860

1st presumptive test for blood

1863

Alphonse Bertillon

1879

Anthropometry

Sherlock Holmes

1887 - 1893

Jack the Ripper

1888

ABO blood typing discovered by Karl Landsteiner

1901

1903 Will West case

1903

Questioned documents

1910

Albert Osborn

Locard's Exchange Principle by Edmond Locard

1913

Walter McCrone "Father of Modern Microscopy"

1916 - 2002

An American chemist who was considered a leading expert in microscopy

Los Angeles PD Crime Lab (the first in USA)

1923

University of California at Berkeley Criminalistics Department -Dr. Paul Kirk

1930

FBI national laboratory opens murder director J. Edgar Hoover

1932

FBI Forensic Science Research & Training Center opens

1981