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Commensurate with the importance of the certain identification of criminals have been the efforts at elaborating a reliable system for this purpose. Most prominent in this line stands out the method of M. Bertillon; vet even in it there occur so many data subject to change by reason of growth, voluntary effacement or disfiguration, that further additions are by no means undesirable.
I wish here to call attention to the fact that anybody could at any time, with a certainty, be identified by the anatomical conformation of the fundus oculi; in fact, the disposition of the arteria centralis retinæ and its branches alone would be sufficient for the purpose.
I admit that a casual observation would fail to do so, but identification by a previously made—and that with the greatest exactitude—drawing of the fundus would leave no room for doubt. While there are many details sufficiently characteristic in the papilla,
WEYMANN MF. THE IDENTIFICATION OF CRIMINALS THROUGH THE FUNDUS OF THE EYE.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(8):513. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480080023001f
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