Dr Edmond Locard is a French criminal, pioneer of forensic medicine, known as "Sherlock Holmes of France". He gave the basic principle of forensic medicine: "Every contact leaves a mark". This is called the Locard principle of exchange.
|Born||December 13, 1877, Saint-Chamond, Loire, France|
|Died||May 4, 1966, Lyon, France|
|Fields||Forensic science, Public health|
|Known for||First police laboratory, Locard's exchange principle, Sherlock Holmes of France|
The French scientist is known as "Sherlock Holmes of France". He created formulas for the fundamentals of forensic science. It will launch one of the first labs to be run for forensic purposes to catch criminals.
He studied medicine and law in Lyon and became assistant to professor Alexandre Lacassagne until 1910.
He has produced seven volumes of Traite de Criminalistique.
He grew up with his family in Saint-Chamond, France.
Detective writer Georges Simenon attended some of his lectures in 1919 and 1920.
- French forensic pathologists
- French criminalist
Latest information about Edmond Locard updated on May 10 2021.