Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer and doctor. Dr. Joseph Bell was the inspiration for his character Sherlock Holmes. Bell was thin and flexible with a sharp eye and rapid gait. With just one look at a patient, he could say what their illness was and provide some details about their life -- before they even opened their mouth. Can you recognize him in the famous detective character? From Dr. Bell, Doyle learned methods of deduction and analysis and would have made a talented detective himself, since he had under his belt some astounding adventures in uncovering crimes. In English.