I saw this clip about a year ago while visiting Edinburgh. I went to a fantastic exhibit at the Surgeon’s Hall Museum that was on Dr. Bell and his student Doyle. It was wonderful and fascinating. I’m so glad The Paris Review found and posted it.
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“It was only in the time of the war when all these splendid young fellows were disappearing from our view and the whole world was saying, ‘Well,what’s become of them … Where are they … what are they doing now … have they dissipated into nothing … are they still the grand fellows that we used to know … it was only at that time that I realized the importance to the human race of knowing more about this matter.” A 1927 interview with author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, including his work in spiritualism. via The Paris Review.