Alexandre LACASSAGNE

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Physician, Policeman, investigator, criminologist

FrenchBorn Alexandre LACASSAGNE

French physician and criminologist

Born on August 17, 1843 in Cahors, Lot , France

Died on September 24, 1924 in Lyon, Rhône , France

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Lacassagne studied at the military school in Strasbourg, and for a period of time worked at Val-de-Grâce military hospital in Paris. Later he attained the chair of Médecine Légale de la Faculté de Lyon (Forensic medicine of the Lyon Faculty), and was also founder of the journal Archives de l'Anthropologie Criminelle. Among his assistants was famed forensics scientist Edmund Locard (1877–1966).



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