JOHN H. WATSON, M.D. Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Dr John H. Watson                                                           
Dr John H. Watson is a fictional character, the friend, confidante and           
biographer of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th-century detective created by   
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Various (extra-canonical) sources give Watson's birth     
date as August 7, 1852 and his full name as Dr John Hamish Watson. In large       
parts of the last two decades of the 1800s, Watson shared lodgings with Holmes   
and soon emerged as the assistant and biographer of the great detective.         
Watson's presence cements itself in his narratives of all four novels and 52 of   
the 56 original short-stories in the series; of the remaining four, two are       
narrated by Holmes, and two are in the third person.                             
The original stories provide no details about Watson's life after 1914 (when he   
assisted Holmes one last time in the story "His Last Bow"). Holmes' untiring     
biographer was apparently still alive in 1927, when the last story ("The         
Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place") appeared. According to Nicholas Meyer's       
revisionist novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Watson was still around in 1939,   
but apparently died that year or shortly afterwards.