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 remarkable prediction

“‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rate” by James Gallagher is the Health and Science Correspondent for BBC News. His recent discussed research published in The Lancet that found: There has been a … Continue reading

10 November 2018 · Leave a comment

General Franco

Dr Sutherland was invited to Spain by the Spanish government in 1946. He accepted on condition that he would be free to (1) go where he liked and (2) talk … Continue reading

1 November 2018 · Leave a comment

Gaiety Girls

Arriving in London to take up a new post as Medical Officer at the St Marylebone Dispensary for the Prevention of Consumption, Dr Sutherland lived in Bloomsbury with two showgirls from … Continue reading

1 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Elevator pitch

The idea of an “elevator pitch” is to briefly encapsulate a story into the bare essentials. Here’s a summary of the trial of Dr Halliday Sutherland in the High Court … Continue reading

16 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Dr A. Louise McIlroy

On July 7th, 1921, Dr. A. Louise McIlroy read a paper entitled: “Some Factors in the Control of the Birth-rate.” In the discussion that followed, she made the remark that was … Continue reading

1 September 2018 · Leave a comment

“Birth Control” republished

Dr Halliday Sutherland’s 1922 book: Birth Control: A Statement of Christian Doctrine Against the Neo-Malthusians has been republished by Tumblar House. The 2018 edition includes a foreword by Charles A. Coulombe, … Continue reading

20 August 2018 · Leave a comment

Lunch

Dr Sutherland recollects how a deplorable insult led to a Garganturan feast aboard the Lysistrata. One night there was news of local interest. A Russian armed yacht had anchored in … Continue reading

1 August 2018 · Leave a comment

John Francis Sutherland

Dr John Francis Sutherland (1854—1912) was the father of Halliday Sutherland. This obituary was printed in the 38th edition of J.F. Sutherland’s First Aid to the Sick and Injured: Born … Continue reading

1 July 2018 · Leave a comment

“Where are my children?”

The penultimate paragraph of Birth Control: A Statement of Christian Doctrine Against the Neo-Malthusians contained this sentence: “Where are my children?” was the question shouted yesterday from the cinemas. While … Continue reading

1 June 2018 · Leave a comment

The Tenets of the C.B.C.

What did Marie Stopes’Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress stand for? The “Tenets of the C.B.C.” were set out in an appendix in the first edition of Aylmer Maude’s … Continue reading

15 May 2018 · 2 Comments

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
4.3 years to go.