The Sherlock Holmes of Edinburgh

By Philippa Burne, UK, November 2011

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The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Picardy Place, Edinburgh in 1859 and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He based the character of Sherlock Holmes on his teacher Joseph Bell, an Edinburgh surgeon famous for being able to draw medical conclusions from small shreds of information: he was one of the first forensic medical investigators.

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