Real-life Sherlock Holmes

Most of you are familiar with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

Did you know, though, that Conan Doyle was a physician, and that Sherlock Holmes was based on a real-life physician he studied under?

I normally don’t pass along pieces like this one, but found it both interesting and fun.  Enjoy!

Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes (story is third one down after following the link)


About Bryan Stoudt

On my personal website (, I help Christians follow Jesus in a noisy, broken world. I also have the privilege of helping Philadelphia's healthcare students and professionals do this as Area Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA). More information at On a personal note, I'm fortunate to be married to my wonderful wife, Sharon. Together, we have four fantastic children. In my spare time, I enjoy roasting coffee, running, reading and learning foreign languages.
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