Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fact of the Day: Sherlock Bell

The character Sherlock Holmes is based on a man named Joseph Bell. Author Arthur Conan Doyle had met Dr. Bell when he worked for him as a clerk. Doyle was impressed by how Dr. Bell could figure out conclusions from the smallest observations. 

17 comments:

  1. Ahh the benefits of people watching and taking mental notes if one is an author. And it is entertaining even if one is not.

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  2. wow. we were once thought in a high school newspaper seminar that sometimes, the best stories are from personal experiences. :)

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  3. No kidding? How amazing to know Sherlock was based on a real person. At first I thought it was Alexander...

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  4. Then it wasn't him at all, lol.

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  5. He doesn't look anything at all like Robert Downey Jr.!

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  6. He probably fell somewhere on the autism spectrum too.

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  7. I think some people are born with the ability to "solve things" like that. I don't think it can be a learned skill. Interesting.

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  8. My dad was is/was like that, he can figure out things from the smallest detail.

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  9. That is very, very interesting, I never knew that and I love Sherlock Holmes from Basil Rathbone up to the present day.

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  10. Must have helped a lot to have seen it happening

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  11. Interesting, must have been a great man to be around!

    -Kati

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  12. I've read about Dr. Bell. i wish I knew someone worth writing about so I could become famous.

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  13. The Sherlock Holmes series is still good to read. Doyle did very well in writing that. Basically it is CSI without all of the dramatic facial expressions! :)

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  14. another good fact to know....:)

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