Pioneer Contributions of Harris Hawthorne Wilder, Ph.D., To Forensic Sciences

    Volume 27, Issue 4 (October 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1982

    Page Count: 9


    Stewart, TD
    Anthropologist emeritus, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    (Received 18 February 1982; accepted 15 March 1982)

    Abstract

    In his youth Harris Hawthorne Wilder developed interests in both zoology and human anatomy. Following graduate study in Germany (1886–1891), he was appointed professor of zoology at Smith College but retained his dual interests throughout his career. As a result, he was instrumental in introducing to American audiences two new European developments in human identification; dermatoglyphics and face reconstruction on skulls. The details of his contributions in these two areas, summarized here, establish him as an important pioneer in American forensic sciences.


    Paper ID: JFS12190J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12190J

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