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The virtues of Sherlock Holmes

I am currently watching the Sherlock series, a televised 4-programme series created in the UK 2010. I love the Sherlock Holmes films and concept, and only wish I had the strength to muster in order to plough through all the 56 short stories and 4 novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well.

Of course, Doyle was inspired by another doctor (Doyle was a physician himself) when he created Sherlock, namely Dr Joseph Bell. Google him! Supposedly, Dr Bell could deduce in which part of the city the patient came from only by looking at her for a few seconds. This ability was enhanced and dramatised into the detective we all love and cherish.

The rationality, logics, and deductive powers that run through the stories are just as important to a doctor as for a detective, and perhaps, in some ways, prospective doctors should be forced to read Doyle in order to appreciate, and perhaps even sharpen, their deductive skills.

 

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