Law & Order

Season 1 Episode 1

Prescription for Death

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 13, 1990 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Dr. Edward Auster: As a matter of fact, Conan Doyle modeled Sherlock Holmes on Dr. Joseph Bell.

      Dr. Joseph Bell was a Scottish lecturer considered to be a pioneer in forensic science as he was very good at identifying a subject's occupation and recent activities. Arthur Conan Doyle, famed for creating Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson, had actually served as Bell's clerk for a period of time before he began writing about Sherlock Holmes.