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Could the real Sherlock Holmes have stopped Jack the Ripper?

Many people do not realize that Sherlock Holmes was based on a real person: Dr. Joseph Bell, one of the world’s first forensic pathologists. In more than one case Bell’s careful forensic method led to hanging a murderer who would … Continue reading

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