Reviews and Blog Posts: medical mysteries

Murder rooms the dark beginnings of Sherlock Holmes

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This is a two-part BBC television drama that reveals the inspiration behind the character of the famed fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.  Dr. Joseph Bell, portrayed by Ian Richardson, is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's clever mentor operating more or less as an early forensics specialist to solve murders that confound the...

Brain on fire : my month of madness

by Susannah Cahalan

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Susannah is a young ambitious news reporter.  Within a few weeks her life begins to fall apart.  She starts hearing voices, has seizures, and is hospitalized. While in the hospital, her condition continues to deteriorate until a neurologist diagnosed her with a recently discovered autoimmune disorder which attacks the brain. ...

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