Can you prove anything from statistics on death rates?
On the train back to London after solving the case of the stockbroker's clerk, Holmes asks some extremely penetrating questions about Dr. Watson's medical practice in Paddington and that of Dr. Anstruther next door.
The questioning is inconclusive, but the questions suddenly become relevant when official investigations are launched into death rates in Paddington and Watson is fortunate that Holmes is on hand.
The story contains some of Holmes's most brilliant deductions as well as providing a new insight into Dr. Watson's financial situation in the 1890s.
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