Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle and the “Iron Pills” – Iron Game History – March, 1991

In the vernacular of the gymnasium, “iron pills” are weights (barbells and dumbells), and it seems clear that Sherlock Holmes, through the medium of “the agent”, Arthur Conan Doyle, was very familiar with their use and value. Much has been written about the cerebral and acerbic sides of Holmes, but little has been written about his physical side. This brief effort is intended as a partial remedy to that situation.