1926: Dr. Harold Cummins, known as the Father of Dermatoglyphics, and Dr. Rita C. Midlo studied all aspects of fingerprint analysis, from anthropology to genetics and embryology perspective. Dr. Cummins’ lifetime studies are known as Cummins Methodology and widely accepted as an important tool in mapping out genetic and evolutionary relationships. Cummins Methodology has acquired wide usage in the analysis of a few types of cleft palate, mental retardation, schizophrenia and even heart diseases. Dermatoglyphics is even used to assist ethnologic and population studies and used by police in investigation and identification. After a whole lot of research, Dr. Cummins established the Theory of Dermatoglyphics in 1926, and even standardized the definition of dermatoglyphics which is commonly used today. In 1943, he published a book “Fingerprints, Palms and Soles”, a bible in the field of dermatoglyphics.
1930: Society for the Study of Physiological Patterns: Started the study of five types of fingerprints & their unique personality traits (SSPP physiology society).
1950: Dr. Penfield: Canadian Brain Surgeon Professor pointed out the close link and relationship between fingerprints and brain.
1968: Sarah Holt, whose own work "The Genetics of Dermal Ridges' published in 1968, summarizes her research in dermatoglyphics. patterns of both the fingers and the palms in various people, both normal and congenitally afflicted.
1970: USSRcarried out research work of the human potential, intelligence and talents in dermatoglyphics and human genome perspective, and used dermatoglyphics in selecting the contestants for Olympics, and won over 50 Gold Medals.
1980: China carried out research work of the human potential, intelligence and talents in dermatoglyphics and human genome perspective.
1985: Dr. Chen Yi Moo PhD. of Harvard University was the first person who applied dermatoglyphics to educational fields and Brain Physiology based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences of Dr. Howard Gardner.
1987-1993: Fitz Herbert, the significant figure for the scholastic research for skin grains, Fitz Herbert published over 300 theses on the relationship of Dermatoglyphics, Anthropology, Anatomy and Medical Science.
2000: Dr. Stowens, Chief of Pathology at St. Suke's hospital in New York claims to be able to diagnose Schizophrenia and Leukemia with up to 90% accuracy. In Germany, Dr. Alexander Rode Wald reports claimed, he can pinpoint many congenital abnormalities with 90% accuracy.
2004: I.B.M.B.S. International Behavioural and Medical Biometrics Society published over 7,000 reports and thesis. Nowadays, U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, etc., apply Dermatoglyphics to educational fields expecting to improve teaching qualities and raising learning efficiency by knowing various learning styles.