25 Most Influential People in Forensic Science

10 Dec

Great post about the 25 Most Influential People in Forensic Science this week on The Forensic Files Blog. Check it out.


Posted by on December 10, 2009 in General Forensics


4 responses to “25 Most Influential People in Forensic Science

  1. EJ Wagner

    December 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    re 25 “most influential people in forensic science”-like many such lists, in says more about in worldview of the compositor than the people he/she evaluated.
    The entire field of toxicology is givem short shrift. Alfred Swaine Taylor, Milton Helpern, Arthur Conan Doyle (he was certainly not fictional, and was most certainly influential), Andre Moennssens, Charles Hirsch, all belong to any such list.Not to mention Charlie Norris…


  2. Jonathan Hayes

    December 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I’d have to agree with EJ there – the list misses some greats (Norris, Adelson, Hirsch, Joe Davis, Fischer, Petty, and neglects John Caffey, the pediatrician who first really articulated the concept of child abuse, and Paul Kleinman, the radiologist who’s driven X-ray studies in abused children) and includes several rogues and pretenders.


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      December 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm

      You’re correct. This list is one person’s opinion but it is still an interesting list.


  3. Sheila Lowe

    December 10, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Well, this explains where Scarpetta’s niece Lucy gets her last name (Farinelli). An interesting list, indeed.



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