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The Inspiration For Sherlock Holmes

How Joseph Bell’s observational skills gave Arthur Conan Doyle a premise for his famous character

Joseph Bell, from J.M.E. Saxby, Public Domain

Who was Joseph Bell?

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters of all time, a private detective with a proficiency in observation, forensics, reasoning, and seemingly, well…

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