Dr. Richard Caplan Sherlock Holmes Collection
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The Dr. Richard Caplan Sherlock Holmes Collection consists of publications, ephemera, and a variety of artifacts collected throughout Caplan's lifetime as an avid Sherlock Holmes enthusiast. Some materials included in the collection are club journals and magazines, convention stationery, board games, magnifying glasses, smoking pipes, deerstalker hats, and an umbrella and cane, both with a sculpture of Sherlock Holmes for the handles.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1970 - 2019
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Richard Caplan is a Professor Emeritus of Dermatology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. While serving for 21 years as Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, he founded and developed the Program in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities, where an endowed choair has been established in his honor. Medical thics, medical history and literature-and-medicine are among his interest, aling with matters musical (he is an accomplished performer of piano and clarinet). He is also recognized expert on Sherlock Holmes and he is the founding leader of the Younger Stamfords, Iowa City's Sherlock Holmes Society.
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