Friday, November 20, 2009
AS SEEN IN:
'The Murdoch Mysteries'
AS PLAYED BY:
Geraint Wyn Davies
I set up this morning's post about Conan Doyle several days ago as I was going on a trip until today. I took with me another disk of episodes from 'The Murdoch Mysteries' and discovered that Conan Doyle made a return trip to the series later that first season.
Apparently, after going on his lecture tour through the American Midwest after his last visit to Toronto, Conan Doyle had returned in order to find a practitioner of the Oriental treatment for consumption known as "cupping". Because his quest proved to be futile, the "literary agent" of Dr. Watson went on a bender and ended up in the drunk tank with a "belly talker" who was being held on suspicion of murder.
Louise Conan Doyle was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1893 and was only give a few months to live. As it turned out, she lasted until 1906.