First Identification in Forensic Odontology Endorsed by the American Justice: A Brief Story
Georges Parkman was born in the year 1790. In 1813, he enrolled at Harvard Medical College to study medicine. Webster assassinated Parkman in 1849. Although the latter’s body was never found, his dental prosthesis was later discovered and identified. Webster was arrested and charged with murder. Parkman’s personal dentist examined the dental prostheses and positively identified the prostheses, resulting in Webster’s death sentence. This was the first forensic dental identification case in the United States to be approved by a court.
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Dr. Xavier Riaud
Epistemology, History of Sciences and Techniques, Winner and Associate member of the National Academy of Dental Surgery, Free member of National Academy of Surgery, France.
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