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October 23, 2005


Andre Mayer

Surely Sherlock Holmes should be fairly well muscled? He's very active in general, and a good boxer, which requires considerable upper body strength.


Certainly, Doyle's Holmes needs musculature (how else is he supposed to unbend a bent poker?), but Doyle seems to have had something more wiry in mind.

Jonathan K. Cohen

I may misjudge the period of Sherlock Holmes completely, but would it have been standard operating practice (so to speak) to use the word "sexual" in the mortuary, as occurs in "Silk Stockings", given that the milieu (again, so I think) is Victorian? Freud and Breuer are ages off.


Jonathan raises a good question.

Rafe McGregor

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