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.

  1. Stannous says: March 27, 200710:47 am

    Yeah, because criminals always leave brainprints behind at the scene…

  2. Lillian says: March 26, 20104:24 pm

    I was really happy to find this. Dr. Poole was my great grandfather!

  3. Toronto says: March 26, 20108:19 pm

    Nice find, Lillian. I always get a kick out of finding mentions of my parents online.

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