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Holmes

(hōlmz),
Gordon M., English neurologist, 1876-1965. See: Holmes-Adie pupil, Holmes-Adie syndrome, Stewart-Holmes sign.

Holmes

(hōlmz),
Andrew F., 1797-1860; Canadian physician; one of four founders of McGill University Medical School (Montreal, Quebec); its first dean and librarian.

Holmes

(hōlmz),
Walter Chapin, 1884-1932. See: Holmes stain.
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Recent defenses of the Holmesian view of the morality of breach take a different approach.
Therefore, Hamlet follows the logical progression of Holmesian
The opinion abounds with references to feudalism and invokes the Holmesian cliche that it is revolting to have no better reason for a rule than it was laid down in the time of Henry IV, but the Gamer court never bothers to mention whether landlord-tenant protections would apply.
(42) What we might term the "Holmesian hacker" (after Holmes's bad man) or the "lawful neutral" hacker.
They actually make better action figures, moving purposefully from quiet private clubs in Mayfair to the chaos of the London docks, ever alert for characters (isn't that John Clay from 'The Red-Headed League'?) and clues (where did that poisoned dart come from, if not Pondicherry Lodge?) shrewdly plucked from the Holmesian canon and strewn throughout the story to make us feel smart for spotting them." MARILYN STASIO
This may be surprising inasmuch as Posner is thought to be a Holmesian, for Holmes was (in)famous for the extent to which he was willing to defer to legislation.
(13) Ideally, judges who understand financial risk will reject Citigroup and adduce a board's monitoring of financial risk more critically after the fact, thus returning to the Holmesian notion of what law is.
Brennan's serious invocation in Penn Central of the Holmesian
The hero's eccentric behaviour and habits, his idiosyncracies are emphasized throughout the stories and are made into genuine Holmesian hallmarks.
The BBC series starring Cumberbatch especially has spawned a huge explosion of fan fiction, websites and fan clubs, which has upset some of the more traditional Holmesian "scholars".
Sherlock Holmes never said: "Elementary, my dear Watson." In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writings the bit of dialogue that closest matches the famous Holmesian signature phrase is an exchange between the master detective and Dr Watson in 'The Crooked Man'.
Tompkins, (1) with its rich intellectual foundation--its Holmesian realist understanding of the nature of law and the role of courts in fashioning it; (2) its Holmesian positivist insistence that law is not law without some relevant lawgiver; (3) and its Austinian insistence on the deference due to judge-made law, when it applies (4)--should have, and could have, provided a unified theory of lawmaking power.