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Juan Vucetich

Juan Vucetich was a Croatian-born Argentine anthropologist and police official who pioneered the use of fingerprinting.

Vucetich was born as Ivan Vucetic at Hvar in Dalmatia . In 1882, he emigrated to Argentina.

In 1891 Vucetich began the first filing of fingerprints based on ideas of Francis Galton which he expanded significantly. He became the director of the Center for Dactyloscopy in Buenos Aires. At the time, he included the Bertillon system alongside the fingerprint files.

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