X-Rays of Criminals’ Skulls May Replace Fingerprints (May, 1934)
X-Rays of Criminals’ Skulls May Replace Fingerprints
SCIENTISTS have worked out a sure means of identification of people that may some day replace fingerprinting. Scotland Yard and the U. S. Secret Service have shown interest in the method.
Already a number of instances are known where criminals have mutilated their fingertips.
According to Dr. Thomas A. Poole of Washington, the frontal sinuses of each individual, located just above the nose, are different. X-ray plate shows up these individual peculiarities.