Medical Detectives

Medical Detectives is a series of public lectures showing that keen detective work is still essential for 21st century doctors.

Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the lectures highlight the University’s acclaimed medical research.

Conan Doyle drew inspiration for his character Sherlock Holmes when he was a medical student at Edinburgh.

He based Holmes on the Professor of Medicine Joseph Bell, who was known for his meticulous attention to detail.

Today’s medical sleuths, just like Holmes, must use powers of observation and deduction not only to make the right diagnosis but also to find new treatments.

Medical Detectives

Find more information on upcoming lectures in this series on the Medical Detectives website.

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