Term 4 Project Forensic Investigator

Dr Wilfrid Derome is a famous forensic investigator he was born in Canada in 1887.  He studied at 3 different schools including Montreal and Sainte-Marie College, and Joliette  where he received his Bachelor of Arts certificate in 1898.  A few years later In 1902 Dr Derome received a doctorate of medicine from Université Laval in Montreal ,while working at Notre  Dame Hospital.

In 1910, Dr. Derome was appointed Professor of Legal Medicine and Toxicology at the University of Montreal and became head of the Laboratory of Notre Dame Hospital. Here he examined evidence brought to him and walked it across the street to the courthouse to give testimony (the truth) on the findings in cases.

Dr Derome travelled to France to study with French Experts.  When he returned he came back with another certificate in the areas of ballistics (guns) criminal psychology (the mind) and fingerprint analysis.

Dr Deroime opened North Americas first crime lab in 1914 a medical-legal lab to investigate criminal case evidence.

He was also very famous for his research at Notre Dame Hospital.

So famous they named an award after him. The Derome award is a very hard award to get and is not awarded yearly due to this fact.

He also wrote several scientific books.

Dr Derome has a government building in Montreal named after him which you will see on the current running tv show bones and also mentioned infamous crime novels.

Dr Derome died in 1931  aged 54 of cancer.


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