Monday, September 9, 2013

FUN FINGERPRINT FACTS: 1600-1700's


FUN FINGERPRINT FACTS: 1600-1700's


Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries
In 1684, Nehemiah Grew, an English physician, published the first scientific paper describing the ridge structure of skin covering the fingers and palms.
In 1685, the Dutch physician Govard Bidloo and the Italian physician Marcello Malpighi both published books on anatomy that illustrated the ridge structure of the fingers.
In 1788, the German anatomist Johann Christoph Andreas Mayer discovered that every person's fingerprints are unique.

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