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Juan Vucetich

Juan Vucetich, Croatian-born Argentine criminologist (Hvar, Croatia 20 July 1858 – Dolores, Buenos Aires 25 January 1925)

His original name was Ivan Vucetic
 
 

Developed Galtonian method or icnofalangometria, today known as dactiloscopy (1891)

Invented dactilonome (1899) and other elements to obtaining fingerprints

Performed the first criminal fingerprint identification (1892)


His nephew, Danilo Carlos Vucetich, chemist and pharmacist (1860 – 1966)


Sobre un metodo de investigación de alcohol en quimica legal. Rev. Fac. Cien. Quim La Plata 10:37, 1935

8-hydroxyquinoline for the determination of magnesium. Rev. Fac. Cien. Quim La Plata 9:81-91, 1934


HONORS

Vucetichia Borrello 1966 (Ichnofossil)