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:

Slamdunk said...

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

RaeAbigael said...

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

Kay said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Then it wasn't him at all, lol.

Emmylou said...

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

DWei said...

He probably fell somewhere on the autism spectrum too.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Must have helped a lot to have seen it happening

Kati said...

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

-Kati

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That one I actually knew

Unknown said...

And I thought it was made up

stephen Hayes said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is very interesting. I had no idea.

Anonymous said...

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! :)

bj said...

another good fact to know....:)