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<text id=STUDY n="Study in Scarlet"><front> <head>Study in Scarlet</head></front><body> <div1 type=part n="STUDY.P1"> <head> Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson , M.D. , Late of the Army Medical Department</head> <div2 type=chap n="STUDY.P1CH1"> <head> Mr. Sherlock Holmes</head> <p><s>In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the Army. </s><s>Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as assistant surgeon. </s><s>The regiment was stationed in India at the time, and before I could join it, the second Afghan war had broken out. </s><s>On landing at Bombay, I learned that my corps had advanced through the passes, and was already deep in the enemy's country. </s><s>I followed, however, with many other officers who were in the same situation as myself, and succeeded in reaching Candahar in safe . . .