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On a spring day in 1858, a steamboat docks in Evansville, Indiana. One passenger, a paralysed and half-blind old man, dies shortly thereafter. This man is soon discovered to be the esteemed English doctor, John Pocock Holmes, who has travelled continents and lived countless lives only to die poor and alone far away from home. Born to a clergy family in rural Nottinghamshire, Dr John Pocock Holmes would spend much of his life traversing great distances and starting anew each time. This long journey to a tragic end began when a young Holmes crossed the Atlantic to work as a surgeon and fur trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. Upon returning to England, Holmes' career as a physician saw great successes and scandals, from pioneering advances in obstetrics to professional and legal disputes, but abruptly came to an end as Holmes entered the final and most enigmatic phase of his life.