Pipe Smokers of the Past

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Physician, Sherlock Holmes Author – Pipe Smoker

By Fred Brown The irony is palpable. Attempting to understand British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created one of literature’s most enduring characters—the great detective Sherlock Holmes—one must become something of a sleuth himself. It is a well-known fact, of course, that Sherlock Holmes smoked. Oh, did he ever smoke. In Doyle’s stories, cigarettes …