Sherlockian.Net: The Blanched Soldier

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): BLAN
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 7,755
First published: Liberty, October 16, 1926; Strand Magazine, November 1926

Text available on-line

[Arthur Conan Doyle in Boer War uniform]

    Links of interest

  • Text in English and Japanese
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Carl Heifetz, "The True Aetiology of the Skin-Lightening Syndrome"
  • The Boer Wars (BBC History)
  • Boer War field hospital
  • The Great Boer War, by Arthur Conan Doyle (see photo at right)
  • Leprosy Elimination
  • Ichthyosis
  • The Lancet | British Medical Journal

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    Essential to a clear understanding of "The Blanched Soldier" is its background in the events of the South African War, which was recent history, if not still news, when it was published in 1926. Are there other Canonical stories that depend on the reader's awareness of current affairs to the same degree?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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