Our Knowledge of the Brain

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

On tuesday 20 december 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle attended and spoke after "Our Knowledge of the Brain" lecture at the Portsmouth Literary and Scientific Society (PLSS) meeting held at the Soldiers' Institute, Penny-street (Portsmouth).


  • President/Chairman
    • Mr. Hay
  • Speakers
  • Attendees
    • General J. W. Cox, C.B., F.R.G.S.
    • General A. W. Drayson, F.R.A.S.
    • Surgeon W. J. Colborne, R.N.
    • Dr. J. Watson
    • Dr. C. C. Claremont (London)
    • Dr. C. C. Claremont
    • Dr. E. D. Tomlinson
    • Dr. R. Lyddon
    • Dr. G. H. Smith
    • Dr. B. H. Mumby
    • Dr. Blackman
    • Mr. H. Percy Boulnois
    • Mr. W. Thomlinson
    • Mr. W. Weston
    • Mr. Hugh S. Maclauchlan
    • Mr. G. Ollis
    • Mr. W. Inglis, R.N.
    • Mr. R. West Taylor
    • Mr. A. Howell
    • Mr. W. Miller
    • Mr. H. McIntyre
    • Mr. J. Rutherford
    • Mr. F. Hyde
    • Mr. J. S. Roberton
    • Mr. T. W. Wallace
    • Mr. W. Mathews
    • Mr. G. F. Bell
    • Dr. Ward Cousins (Hon. Secretary)
    • Dr. A. Conan Doyle (Hon. Secretary)
  • Elected members
    • Mr. R. East
    • Mr. G. Kent
    • Mr. J. Robson
  • Nominated for membership
    • Mr. Bolen

Conan Doyle contribution

An interesting paper on "Our Knowledge of the Brain" was read by Dr. Claude C. Claremont. [..] At the close of the paper Mr. Hay proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer, remarking that considerable credit was due to he doctor for the manner in which he had placed the subject before the meeting. — Mr. Ward Cousins seconded the resolution, which in the course of animated discussion which followed was supported, by Dr. A. Conan Doyle and General Drayson, and carried unanimously.

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