Welcome to Charter Member Prof. Bruce Parker, M.D., BSI, SHSL

The Society extends a warm welcome to the eminent Sherlockian, Prof. Bruce Parker, MD, BSI “A Garroter by Trade,” SHSL. Dr. Parker is a radiologist and is a Professor (Emeritus, Active) of Radiology and Pediatrics, Stanford University and a Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine. He is also a member of the following

» The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
» The  Baker Street Irregulars (A Garrotter by Trade)
»  The Scowrers and Molly Maguires of San Francisco
» The Persian Slipper Club of San Francisco
» The Knights of the Gnomon

Dr. Parker writes:

When I was 12 my father, a member of the Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit, gave me the canon which I read in its entirety and became forever addicted. In 1971 I became a member of the Scowrers and Molly Maguires of San Francisco. In the late 1970s I taught the nation’s first undergraduate course at Stanford University in “Sherlock Holmes and the development of the British Detective novel”. I was Course Director for two Sherlockian Seminars at Stanford with John Bennett Shaw. In 1985 I gave the Sherlock Holmes course to Stanford students resident at Magdelen College, Oxford. In 1983 I was inducted into the BSI (A Garrotter by Trade). I am also a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, the French Sherlock Holmes Society, and the Knights of the Gnomon of Redwood City. My latest Sherlockian  activities have been lecturing on “Sherlock Holmes and Medicine” and “The Antecedents of Sherlock Holmes” in a number of different venues.Please join in extending to Dr. Parker the Society’s traditional welcome to members:

“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”


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