In 1882 Conan Doyle was asked to join the medical practice of George Budd. Conan Doyle asked three people for advice in the matter. The vote was unanimous. Everyone he consulted advised Conan Doyle against the move. Conan Doyle did it anyway.
Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859. He passed away on July 7, 1930. Between those two days he led quite a life! See a timeline for the professional and private life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
As time went on Conan Doyle found himself more closely identified with Sherlock Holmes to the exclusion of his other works. "I weary of his name," he told his mother. In his own mind the matter was settled. Holmes must die.
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