Halliday Sutherland

"Dr. Halliday Sutherland is 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

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw has said that if a criminal be insane there is all the more reason why he should be executed…

1 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Adam and Eve

This short story was among the typed manuscripts in Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s personal papers. It is headed Chapter XVII, but to my knowledge, it was not published in any of … Continue reading

1 June 2017 · Leave a comment

The Experiment

In A Time to Keep, Dr Sutherland wrote about an experiment with cannabis indica. After dinner the four of us went off in my dingy upstream as far as Battlebridge. … Continue reading

1 May 2017 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Eugenic State

The ‘Lethal Chamber’ in Eugenic Thought is a chapter Dan Stone’s book, Breeding Superman. Stone argues that the concept of the lethal chamber was not unknown to Britons given that it … Continue reading

1 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Heredity & Consumption

On 19th May 1922, the Westminster Gazette published Heredity & Consumption by Dr Halliday Sutherland. In it, he berated eugenists for their views on the disease in which he was a specialist. … Continue reading

1 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Nature’s ‘Lethal Chamber’

Britain’s industrial revolution shifted a large number of people from the countryside to the cities. Bad living conditions, overcrowded housing and poor sanitation ensured that many people were in a wretched … Continue reading

1 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Australia

Dr. Sutherland set out for a speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1939. On the way, war broke out. The Canberra Times described his tour as “the most extensive … Continue reading

26 January 2017 · Leave a comment

The Hound of Heaven

The Arches of the Years was included in the Publishers Weekly list in 1933 and was perhaps Halliday Sutherland’s most successful book. The title is taken from the second line of a poem … Continue reading

1 January 2017 · 3 Comments

Happy Christmas!

As 2016 draws to a close, a big “thank-you” to the friends and supporters of this website. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Mark Sutherland—Curator, hallidaysutherland.com

20 December 2016 · Leave a comment

The Litri and Manuelito 4

The fourth and final part of the story of “The Litri and Manuelito” by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. Within five years Manuelito had surpassed his father and was acclaimed “the best … Continue reading

1 December 2016 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
5.6 years to go.