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Forensics Project
Updated: 10/1/2019
Forensics Project
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  • Emil Bogen 1927
  • How can I detect alcohol consumption in a body that is easier than getting a urine sample?
  • Emil learned that a person's breath showed a much better reading of their alcohol consumption percentage than their urine.
  • I should use a pig skin bladder!
  • uh oh...
  • Using a pig's liver he found he could trace alcohol through breath. His discovery led to the creation of the breathalyzer many years later...
  • Wow! I can trace alcohol from my breath!
  • Robert Frank Borkenstein 1954
  • What if I used chemical oxidation and photometry to trace alcohol...
  • In 1954, Robert Borkenstein needed a way to detect alcohol consumption in his town, to help his force stop drunk driving. He read about Bogen's discoveries and learned about Rolla Harger's drunk o meter. He began experimenting.
  • I've done it! Now my police force can reinforce and prevent drunk driving!
  • Borkenstein used his knowledge of chemical oxidation and photometry and created the first breathalyzer!
  • Yaaaaaay!
  • Awwwwww 
  • Ma'am I am going to have to ask you to take a breathalyzer test
  • The breathalyzer has been improved and used by police forces all around the nation to this day .
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