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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1980
  • pp: 2742–2744

Blood on the Shroud of Turin

John H. Heller and Alan D. Adler  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 2742-2744 (1980)

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By spectroscopic and chemical tests (conversion of heme to a porphyrin), we have identified the presence of blood in the alleged blood areas of the Shroud of Turin.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 4, 1980
Published: August 15, 1980

John H. Heller and Alan D. Adler, "Blood on the Shroud of Turin," Appl. Opt. 19, 2742-2744 (1980)

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