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Camps, Francis Edward (1905–1972), forensic scientist, was born on 28 June 1905 at Teddington, Middlesex, the eldest of the three sons of Percy William Leopold Camps (1878–1956), a general practitioner and surgeon, and his wife, Alice, daughter of Joseph Redfern, of Matlock. He was educated at ...

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Duncan, Andrew (1773–1832), physician and expert in forensic science, was born in Edinburgh on 10 August 1773, the eldest of the twelve children born to Andrew Duncan (1744–1828), professor of the institutes of medicine, and his wife, Mary Knox. He was the only child to follow his father into the medical profession, and shared many interests with him; the elder ...

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East, Sir (William) Norwood (1872–1953), forensic psychiatrist and criminologist, was born in London on 24 December 1872, the tenth of twelve children of William Quartermaine East and his wife, Charlotte Isabella Bateman. His father was proprietor of the Queen's Hotel, St Martin's-le-Grand, one time sheriff of ...

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Faulds, Henry (1843–1930), general practitioner and developer of fingerprinting, was born on 1 June 1843 at Beith, Ayrshire, the son of William Pollock Faulds, an impoverished grocer, and his wife, Anne Cameron. Both sides of his family were of Scottish descent. After school at ...

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Henry Faulds (1843–1930) by unknown photographer, pubd 1923 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hay, Matthew (1855–1932), physician and expert in forensic medicine and public health, was born at Hill Head, Denny, Stirlingshire, on 27 December 1855, the son of Matthew Hay, colliery owner, and his wife, Elizabeth (née Stirling). An outstanding scholar, educated at Dollar Academy...

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Herschel, Sir William James, second baronet (1833–1917), developer of fingerprinting and judge, was born on 9 January 1833, probably in Slough, the eldest child of the three sons and nine daughters of Sir John Herschel, first baronet (1792–1871), astronomer and chemist, and his wife, ...

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Sir William James Herschel, second baronet (1833–1917) by unknown photographer private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Holden, Henry Smith (1887–1963), botanist and forensic scientist, was born at Castleton, near Rochdale, Lancashire, on 30 November 1887, the elder of the two sons of Henry Carlton Holden, a clerk and cotton merchant, and his wife, Betsy Cockcroft. He was educated at ...

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Littlejohn, Sir Henry Duncan (1826–1914), medical officer of health and expert in forensic medicine, was born on 8 May 1826 at the family home, 33 Leith Street, Edinburgh, the seventh of the nine children of Thomas Littlejohn, master baker and a burgess of ...