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"Dr John H. Watson M.D." was the literary alias of the assistant to the detective Sherlock Holmes. According to some accounts he was a real person with the first name of "James" who inspired a literary character. (PROSE: Prelude All-Consuming Fire) Others held that Sherlock Holmes, and therefore he himself, were entirely fictional. (TV: The Snowmen)

Biography of the "real" Watson Edit

James studied with Arthur Conan Doyle when they attended the same medical school, (PROSE: Prelude All-Consuming Fire) Edinburgh. (PROSE: Evolution)

Watson was known for his fictionalised accounts of the adventures of his friend Sherlock Holmes that were edited by Arthur Conan Doyle, in whose name they were published. Because of this, it was widely believed both contemporaneously and later that Holmes was in fact a fictional character created by Conan Doyle. In 1887, Holmes and Watson assisted the Seventh Doctor in battling a being pretending to be the Old One called Azathoth. (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire)

Later that year, they travelled to 24 April 2010 to attend the wedding of Bernice Summerfield and Jason Kane. (PROSE: Happy Endings)

In 1888, Watson and Holmes met up with Iris Wildthyme and Panda. (PROSE: The Shape of Things)

References Edit

After the Third Doctor negatively compared Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to Sherlock Holmes, the Brigadier jokingly said "Come on, Dr Watson," when another power failure hit Wenley Moor nuclear research facility. (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians)

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