Doctor Watson is a character in the story “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Arthur Conan Doyle. He is Sherlock Holmes’ long-time friend and companion. He has previously lived at Baker Street until his marriage. After marriage, he has resumed his practice as a doctor.
By his own admission, Watson is not as good at reasoning as Holmes:
‘When I hear you give your reasons’, I remarked, ‘the thing always appears to me to be so ridiculously simple that I could easily do it myself, though at each successive instance of your reasoning I am baffled until you explain your process. And yet I believe that my eyes are as good as yours.’
Holmes tells Watson that he sees but does not observe. This means that, despite being quite perceptive, Watson cannot connect the dots in...