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April 1992

The Meaning of Sherlock Holmes-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Neurology Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 55905

Arch Neurol. 1992;49(4):350. doi:10.1001/archneur.1992.00530280030017

In Reply.  —We thank Danek and colleagues for their comments regarding Sherlock Holmes, and we agree that the Holmes method of deduction is one of the most important features of the Holmes story. As mentioned in the article "The Scientific Holmes" by Rodin and Key,1 part of the "Holmesian reasoning" is "not only looking, but actually consciously observing and thinking about what one is seeing" and "stressing the relationship between the patience to observe minutely and the knowledge to interpret such findings."

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