In every dermatologist, there should be something of the detective. In Sherlock Holmes, the early master detective, there was something of the dermatologist (as has been documented in the highly entertaining article by the late Joseph V. Klauder, MD1). Holmes' many friends among dermatologists and others will be pleased at the appearance of this book, which is actually a concordance of the 56 stories and four novels about Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson. This work is a detailed analysis of the persons, places, and objects mentioned in connection with the affairs that engaged these two men. The author devotes 19 pages to Holmes alone and another ten pages to Watson and, of course, the Baskervilles, Professor Moriarty, as well as other lesser characters are here. The many places in London and elsewhere are likewise cited and attributed to the respective stories. A sample entry:
Gibson WB. Sherlock Holmes, Esq., and John H. Watson, M.D.: An Encyclopaedia of Their Affairs. Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(2):240–241. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590200128034
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