n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - "Confession and Profession" : vouching for the truth in and Sherlock Holmes




Extracted from text ... "Confession and Profession": Vouching for the Truth in Hamlet and Sherlock Holmes1 JANE TAYLOR It is 1887. A doctor recently returned to London from Afghanistan is looking for modest lodgings. He is introduced, via a mutual friend, to a rather singular stranger. Within moments, that stranger - not himself a medical man - begins musing aloud about the properties of haemoglobin, and proceeds, rather alarmingly, one might say almost histrionically, to take blood from himself by inserting a slender dagger, of the sort known as a bodkin, into his finger. He draws off a few drops into a pipette ..


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