Volume 21, Issue 4 (October 1976)

    A Scanning Electron Microscope Study of Dried Blood

    (Received 15 September 1975; accepted 18 March 1976)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The identification of a suspected stain or crust as being blood can be a difficult task for the forensic scientist. To date, either the benzidine test, discovered in 1904, or the phenolphthalein test [1] has been employed with either the Takayama crystal test, discovered in 1912, or the Teichmann crystal test [2] in confirming the presence of blood.


    Author Information:

    Samudra, AV
    Professors, Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute, Chicago, Ill.

    Johari, O
    Professors, Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute, Chicago, Ill.

    Dixon, TR
    Criminalist, Illinois Bureau of Identification, Joliet, Ill.

    Stewart, WD
    Chemist, Nuclear Semiconductor, Mountain View, Calif.


    Stock #: JFS10563J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10563J

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