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TV preview: Real detectives look to Holmes

First Published Dec 11 2013 05:21PM      Last Updated Dec 12 2013 03:01 pm

| Courtesy Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact the legendary crime fighting detective had on the development of real life criminal investigation and forensic techniques.

From the time he first appeared in print 126 years ago, Sherlock Holmes used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals — revolutionary methods that inspired real-life police investigators. It’s a fascinating tale told in "How Sherlock Changed the World," the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.

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