Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, who is more often known by his pen name Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was the writer of the popular Sherlock Holmes series of mysteries. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was originally a physician before he decided to pursue a career as an author.
While Doyle was a physician, he made the decision to begin writing the Sherlock Holmes novels for which he has become so famous.
To better understand the man behind the Holmes mysteries, it is interesting to look at his background:
These early experiences, as well as Arthur Conan Doyle's continued passion for writing over the course of his life, would later lead to his own writing career taking off and eclipsing his medical career. Now, he will always be best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes.