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From Deduction to Forensics, PBS Special Tells How Sherlock Changed the World!

Dr. Henry Lee

Modern methods of crime fighting owe much to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional ‘World’s first consulting detective,’ Sherlock Holmes. From his method of deduction to his use of blood spatter, fingerprints and studies of such things as the types of cigar and cigarette smoke, Holmes inspired methods now used around the world in the pursuit of criminals.

‘Sherlock Holmes is the grandfather of forensic science,’ states top forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee (pictured).

This fall, the PBS special, How Sherlock Changed the World will trace the path from Conan Doyle’s fictional detective to the modern forensics labs of Scotland Yard and the FBI. For details on the special, follow the jump.

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