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.

Interview

I was delighted to be interviewed by Phelim McAleer for The Ann and Phelim Scoop and to have the opportunity to discuss Exterminating Poverty: The true story of the eugenic … Continue reading

15 October 2020 · Leave a comment

At Lourdes

In 1923, Dr Sutherland visited Lourdes. He wrote about it in A Time to Keep 1934: In July 1923, of my way to a spa in the Pyrenees, I stopped … Continue reading

1 October 2020 · Leave a comment

Exterminating Poverty

To date, Exterminating Poverty was only available as an e-Book. No longer! The paper version is on sale at amazon.co.uk and amazon.com. Exterminating Poverty is about an ignominious episode in … Continue reading

6 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Sterilization

“If a wave of madness passed over our country, and this eugenic nightmare came true… “ “Birth Control Exposed” (1925) by Dr Halliday Sutherland. Dr Halliday Sutherland’s words reveal that, … Continue reading

1 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Who are the Unfit?

One challenge for eugenists is identifying and separating the “fit” from the “unfit”. Dr Halliday Sutherland made these suggestions in his 1925 book, Birth Control Exposed. In addition, he identified … Continue reading

1 August 2020 · Leave a comment

“Yes” to consistency (3/3)

“China is forcing women to be sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices in Xinjiang in an apparent attempt to limit the population of Muslim Uighurs, according to new research.” China … Continue reading

12 July 2020 · 1 Comment

“Yes” to accurate history (2/3)

Essays and articles about British eugenicists are often based on the assumption that eugenic principles were not put into practice in Britain.[1] As a result, the degree to which British … Continue reading

3 July 2020 · Leave a comment

“No” to cancel culture… (1/3)

University College London has cancelled Galton and Pearson on the grounds of eugenics, yet it continues to celebrate Dr Marie Stopes. A suggestion to replace their names with those who fought against eugenics.

1 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Experimental Open-air Class, Regent’s Park

This is Dr Halliday Sutherland’s Report on Working of Experimental Open-Air Class in Regent’s Park. It appeared in the first annual report of the St Marylebone Dispensary for the Prevention … Continue reading

1 June 2020 · Leave a comment

The Pollockshaws murderer

This post continues Dr Halliday Sutherland’s reminiscences of his Glasgow childhood. His father, John Francis Sutherland, was medical officer to the Barlinnie Gaol, Glasgow. Outside the north wall of the … Continue reading

2 May 2020 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
2.3 years to go.