Mon, May 12, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was known for creating one of the world's most famous fictional detectives: Sherlock Holmes. But in real life, Conan Doyle was a physician and medical sleuth, much like his other creation, John Watson. In his new book "The Remedy," author Thomas Goetz tells the true story of how Conan Doyle investigated rumors of a cure for tuberculosis, and how his detective work into this medical mystery inspired the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Thomas Goetz, author of "The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis" and former executive editor of WIRED magazine

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