DEVELOPMENT OF DERMATOGLYPHICS
1823 John Evangelist Purkinji
a professor of anatomy at the University of Breslau, published his thesis researching of fingerprint patterns classification.
1892 Sir Francis Galton
A British anthropologist and a cousin of Charles Darwin, He published his book, "Fingerprints", establishing the individuality and permanence of fingerprints. The book included the first classification system for fingerprints.
1926 Harold Cummins, M.D. aka. the Father of Dermatoglyphics. And C.Midlo, M.D.
Studied all aspects of fingerprint analysis, from anthropology to genetics and embryology perspective. 1943 Published book, Finger Prints, Palms and Soles, a bible in the field of dermatoglyphics.
1944 Dr Julius Spier
Published The Hands of Children, analysis children's Psychological personality development using the Dermatoglyphics method.
1968 Sarah Holt
Whose own work 'The Genetics of Dermal Ridges' published in 1968, summarizes her research in of dermatoglyphics patterns of both the fingers and the palm in various peoples, both normal and congenitally afflicted.
1976 Schaumann and Alter's
Dermatoglyphics in Medical Disorders' published.Significant investigations have also been carried out into the dermatoglyphics indicators of congenital heart disease, leukaemia, cancer, coeliac disease, intestinal disorders, rubella embryopathy, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia as well as other forms of mental illness. Dermatoglyphics research being directed into genetic research and the diagnosis of chromosomal defects.
Using Dermatoglyphics in selecting the contestant for Olympics. 1980's China carry out researching work of human potential, intelligence and talents in dermatoglyphics and human genome perspective.
1985 Dr. Chen Yi Mou Phd of Havard University
Research Dermatoglyphics based on Multiple Intelligence theory of Dr. Howard Gardner.First apply dermatoglyphics to educational fields and brain physiology.
2000's Dr Stowens, Chief of Pathology at St Luke's hospital in New York
Claims to be able to diagnose schizophrenia and leukaemia with up to a 90% accuracy. In Germany, Dr Alexander Rodewald reports he can pinpoint many congenital abnormalities with a 90% accuracy.
2004 IBMBS- International Behavioral & Medical Biometrics Society
Over 7000 report and thesis published. Nowadays the U.S., Japan or China, Taiwan apply dermatoglyphics to educational fields, expecting to improve teaching qualities and raising learning efficiency by knowing various learning styles.