Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

A Writ for Libel

On this day one-hundred years ago, 13th May 1922, Dr. Halliday Sutherland was served with a writ for libel. As he recalled in his 1934 memoir A Time to Keep: … Continue reading

13 May 2022 · Leave a comment

Neo-Malthusian Conference

The Fifth International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference was held in Kingsway Hall, London from 11-14 July 1922. The Conference played a a crucial, though indirect, role in the Stopes … Continue reading

2 May 2022 · Leave a comment

Exterminating Poverty

The centenaries relating to Dr. Sutherland’s fight against eugenics and his legal battle against Marie Stopes are upon us. While the events are one-hundred years old, the ideologies and ideas … Continue reading

13 April 2022 · 1 Comment

“_____ _______”

This month’s article is a question: Which words are missing from the sentence below? “Among the subjects which are agitating the public mind at the present time none approaches in … Continue reading

2 April 2022 · Leave a comment

Centenary: “Birth Control” published

One-hundred years ago today, on 27th March 1922, Dr Sutherland’s Birth Control: A Statement of Christian Doctrine Against the Neo-Malthusians was published by Harding & More. The passage on pages … Continue reading

27 March 2022 · Leave a comment

Alive and killing

This guest post is by Ann Farmer, author of “Prophets and Priests: The Hidden Face of the Birth Control Movement” and “By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control and the Abortion … Continue reading

1 March 2022 · Leave a comment

“The Great Trial”

On this day ninety-nine years ago, Stopes v. Sutherland opened in the High Court in London. As Dr. Sutherland recalled in his 1934 memoir A Time To Keep: “The trial, … Continue reading

21 February 2022 · Leave a comment

The Edinburgh System

Dr. Sutherland’s work refers to the “Edinburgh System” for the control and eradication of tuberculosis. This post answers the question: “What was the ‘Edinburgh System’?” Dr. (later Sir) Robert Philip was a … Continue reading

1 February 2022 · Leave a comment

Dr. Halliday Sutherland: A Roman Catholic doctor

Population controllers have been remarkably skilful in creating favourable narratives to support their campaigns and even more so in adapting to changing times and attitudes. A case in point is … Continue reading

1 January 2022 · 1 Comment

Merry Christmas!

To the supporters of this site and to those interested in Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s life, work and legacy: Merry Christmas! Mark SutherlandCurator, hallidaysutherland.com Photo by Carl Jorgensen on Unsplash

15 December 2021 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
9 months to go.