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IP Blog — Dr John Watson

Which Holmes (or Watson) Has Your Heart?

Narrelle Harris Dr John Watson Janet Anderton Art Sherlock Holmes

Which Holmes (or Watson) Has Your Heart?

A few years ago, I was bustling about the old homestead, being all domestic (making dinner I expect) while an old episode of Poirot played in the living room. And then I heard a voice speak. It was a warm voice. Kind, deep, caring. Whatever tension was in my body vanished in a rush of affection. I felt safe and infused with a sense of incredible wellbeing and the knowledge that whatever might be wrong in the world would be all right. Naturally, this also confused me. Who the hell was speaking that his voice should reach directly into my...

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John Watson - The Good Doctor? by Dr Craig Hilton

Narrelle Harris Dr John Watson non fiction

John Watson - The Good Doctor? by Dr Craig Hilton

This 1996 article is being reposted with kind permission from the author, Dr Craig Hilton, who creates cartoons under the name of Jenner.  Dr Hilton first delivered this text as a presentation for the Sherlock Holmes Society of Western Australia on the 25th May, 1996. You can see Jenner's work at Doc Rat.  When I was researching The Adventure of the Colonial Boy, I remembered this essay and it was one of my first ports of call for looking at Watson's medical history and 19th Century knowledge for the story. I extrapolated considerably, and also assumed that John was downplaying...

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