A. Conan Doyle


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Noun1.A. Conan Doyle - British author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930)A. Conan Doyle - British author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930)
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A. Conan Doyle, M.D., C.M., in a letter to the Portsmouth Evening Mail in July 1887, had described vaccination as 'one of the greatest victories ever won by science over disease', and castigated opponents of vaccination as 'men whose notion of progress is to revert to the condition of things which existed in the dark ages before the dawn of medical science'.14 Developments in bacteriology led the young Conan Doyle to feel confident that within two generations, scourges like consumption, typhus, typhoid, cholera, malaria, scarlatina, diphtheria, and measles might cease to exist.
Collins, after all, is more real to his readers than Cuff; Poe is more real than Dupin; but Sir A. Conan Doyle, the eminent spiritualist of whom we read in Sunday papers, the author of a number of exciting stories which we read years ago and have forgotten, what has he to do with Holmes?' Dr Budd, magnificently re-presented by Hesketh Pearson, and Professor Challenger of The Lost World likewise rise above, and independent of, their celebrant.