Friday, February 3, 2012

"Dr. Sherlock Holmes” at the Leach Library

On Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m., the Londonderry Leach Library will host the presentation “Dr. Sherlock Holmes” presented by Professor James Krasner. Using clips from the popular television show "House" based on the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. Krasner offers insight into the relationship between doctors and detectives.

James Krasner is professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. His research focuses on British Victorian literature as well as the field of Medical Humanities, which uses literary analysis to understand the relationship between doctors, patients and caregivers.

In this program, Dr. Krasner will explore the importance of the medical profession to the first great detective, Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Holmes series, was himself a doctor and modeled Holmes on his medical school professor Dr. Joseph Bell. Dr. Krasner will examine how Holmes’s detection is based on medical diagnostics, which became the basis for the popular television show “House.” The presentation will include clips from the TV show as insights into the relationship between doctors and detectives are provided.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

1 comment:

buddy2blogger said...

Dr Bell did the world a big favor by inspiring Sir Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes!

I am a lifelong fan of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Doyle is my all time favorite author :)