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Bertillon

[bur-tl-on; French ber-tee-yawn]
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  1. Al·phonse [al-fons, -fonz; French al-fawns] /ˈæl fɒns, -fɒnz; French alˈfɔ̃s/, 1853–1914, French anthropologist: devised Bertillon system.
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  • It's what the French call the Bertillon system of identification, that's what it is.'

    The Bishop's Secret</p>

    Fergus Hume

  • She came to my father's house with the boy, while we were living at Bertillon.

  • Bertillon staggered in and remained standing in front of the sergeant.

  • Compare this with the old Bertillon system of anthropometric measurements.

    Scotland Yard

    George Dilnot

  • I will leave a note about it for Bertillon himself, he mustn't miss the lobe of this ear.

    Through the Wall

    Cleveland Moffett


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