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Authors

A. A. Veblen

Document Type

Research

Abstract

By finger patterns is meant figures formed by the minute papillary ridges upon the inside surface of the last joint of the thumb and fingers. They are most conveniently studied by inking the fingers with printer's ink and making impressions on paper or any smooth light surface to which the ink will adhere. Sir Francis Galton in his work "Finger Prints" and other publications, treats the subject of these patterns exhaustively and scientifically. The patterns are of practically infinite variety. They are also persistent and unchanging through the life of the individual, and are destroyed or obliterated only by violent and deep injuries to the fingers. Finger prints therefore constitute a certain and convenient means of personal identification.

Publication Date

1901

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences

Volume

9

Issue

1

First Page

44

Last Page

47

Copyright

© Copyright 1901 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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