Dr Halliday Sutherland

Tuberculosis pioneer. Best-selling author. Convert to Catholicism. Enemy of eugenics, and eugenicists.

Elevator pitch

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

16 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Dr A. Louise McIlroy

On July 7th, 1921, Dr. A. Louise McIlroy read a paper at the Medico-Legal Society in London. In the discussion that followed “Some Factors in the Control of the Birth-rate,” she made a remark that landed a listener, Dr Halliday Sutherland, and herself in court in 1923. Read what she said…

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, author of Puritan’s Empire, Star-Spangled Crown: A Simple Guide to the American Monarchy, and Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes and co-presenter of “Off the Menu”.

Coulombe’s description of the book as “chillingly prophetic” is no doubt in part because the book’s penultimate paragraph anticipated the plight of many developed nations today…

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

Polite letters

Whilst at school, I was a member of an Amnesty International group. Back then, the focus of A.I. was on “prisoners of conscience”—people persecuted, imprisoned and worse for their political or religious … Continue reading

1 May 2018 · Leave a comment

The Context of “John M’Neil”

The last post outlined that “The Story of John M’Neil” can now be viewed at the British Film Institute website. In this post, I have set out the context of … Continue reading

25 April 2018 · Leave a comment

Britain’s 1st Public Health Cinema Film

Britain’s first public health cinema film was “The Story of John M’Neil” and it can be viewed, free of charge, on the British Film Institute’s website.

24 April 2018 · 1 Comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
4.4 years to go.