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Bertillon

[ bur-tl-on; French ber-tee-yawn ]

noun

  1. Al·phonse [al, -fons, -fonz, a, l-, fawns], 1853–1914, French criminologist and anthropologist: devised the Bertillon system.


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The body was taken out of the ice and measured according to the Bertillon method.

The orders of the Bertillon clerk are given perfunctorily, with the air of one who is greatly bored by the whole performance.

Ordinary methods, even the Bertillon system, were fruitless and finally the finger-print scheme was tried.

It mattered not that Bertillon had never appeared in a handwriting case before, or that his skill in this line was unknown.

The Bertillon system of measurements is used by the service, as well as a plain indexed card system.

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