1685 Dr. Gouard Bilbo
Wrote his papers regarding thumb dermatoglyphics (striae), and was the first publication with the fingerprints books of detail depicted in dermatoglyphics.
1788 J.C. Mayer
One of the first scientists to recognize that friction ridges are unique. He wrote in his illustrated textbook Anatomical Copper-plates with Appropriate Explanations that “the arrangement of skin ridges is never duplicated in two persons”
1823 John Evangelist Purkinji
A professor of anatomy at the University of Breslau, released his dissertation researching of fingerprint patterns classification.
1892 Sir Francis Galton
A British anthropologist and a cousin of Charles Darwin, He published his book, “Fingerprints”, developing the individuality and durability 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
Analyzed all aspects of fingerprint analysis, from anthropology to genetics and embryology perspective. 1943 Published book, Finger Prints, Palms and Soles, a scriptures 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’ released 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.
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 90% accuracy.
2004 IBMBS International Behavioral & Medical Biometrics Society
Over 7000 report and thesis published. Nowadays the U.S., Japan or China, Taiwan applies dermatoglyphics to educational fields, expecting to improve teaching qualities and raising learning efficiency by knowing various learning styles.