24 Feb 2014
You can’t blame Dr. Watson with having it up to here with Sherlock Holmes. So superior, so right, so condescending to his friend. That’s why this story’s a delight. Published in 1904 in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, “The Worm That Turned” creates a Watson who knew his stuff as a doctor, and while he loves his old friend, he needed to be taught a lesson in humility.
Stories from the 223B casebook — stories published during Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s lifetime (plus later ones I liked) — are published here every Monday and Friday. The up-to-date list can be found here.