In August 1904 Halliday Sutherland, aged 22, was a 4th year medical student at Edinburgh University. He went to Dublin to learn practical midwifery at the Coombe Hospital. One evening … Continue reading
Some years after the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial, Dr Marie Stopes tried to entrap Professor Louise McIlroy at the Royal Free Hospital for Women. She wore a disguise and used a false name. This is the true story about what happened next.
At a Midsummer Eve’s Ball in the Botanic Gardens, Halliday Sutherland encountered “the Sleepless Night”. The trees around the the lawn of the Botanic Gardens were festooned with coloured fairy … Continue reading
On a visit to Ireland in 1955, Dr Sutherland stayed in a guest house at the Mount St. Joseph Abbey near Roscrea. He contemplated the hard life of the Trappist … Continue reading
Dr Sutherland attended an audience with Pope Pius XI in Christmas 1930. At Christmas 1930 I was in Rome, and the rector of the English College arranged a private audience … Continue reading
Dr Marie Stopes sought to settle her libel suit against Dr Halliday Sutherland before it went to the Court.
A reflection on the development of this website and the highlights of 2018: In February, I visited sites relating to Dr Sutherland’s life between 1910 and 1921: Allsop Place NW1, … Continue reading
This is the last post in 2018 and, to finish the year, I will leave you with a story relating to Dr Sutherland’s work in the slums of St Marylebone, … Continue reading
Recent articles in The Guardian and the Daily Mail described a controversial decision at University College London (UCL) to name a building after Sir Francis Galton, the founder modern eugenics. Both papers present … Continue reading