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.

Opposing Eugenics, then and now

No one warned me that this week was “Eugenics Week” in Britain, so recent events took me by surprise. In my previous post, I discussed the resignation of Andrew Sabisky … Continue reading

21 February 2020 · 1 Comment

A double standard

On Monday, 17th February 2020, British media reported the resignation of Mr Andrew Sabisky, an adviser to the British government. Newspaper reports, such as this one in The Guardian, attributed … Continue reading

20 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Clydebank and Gourock

Continuing the series of childhood reminiscences of Dr Halliday Sutherland: launching ships, toy boats and a susceptible curate. In my childhood many steamers were built and launched between Clydebank and … Continue reading

1 February 2020 · Leave a comment

“Exterminating Poverty” now available for pre-order on Kindle

Good news! Exterminating Poverty: The incredible true story of the eugenic plan to get rid of the poor and the Scottish doctor who fought against it is now available for … Continue reading

6 January 2020 · Leave a comment

A Kindly Man

This article continues Dr Sutherland’s reminiscences of his Glasgow childhood. One man owned a lot of pubs, and he was a very kind man because he gave silver watches to … Continue reading

1 January 2020 · Leave a comment

A New Book

In my most recent post, I said that I had completed a big project. It is completing the writing of Exterminating Poverty: The incredible true story of the eugenic plan … Continue reading

18 December 2019 · Leave a comment

Happy Christmas 2019

Wishing you (and your loved ones) a happy and safe Christmas! Thank you for your attention and support during 2019. I am delighted to say that, in the next few … Continue reading

15 December 2019 · Leave a comment

Glasgow chimneys

G.K. Chesterton described Dr Sutherland as “a born writer, especially a born story-teller.” The following passage is as good an example as any of Dr Sutherland’s craft and is the … Continue reading

1 December 2019 · Leave a comment

General Franco 2

This post is an excerpt from Spanish Journey by Dr Halliday Sutherland. Francisco Franco was born at Ferrol on December 4, 1893, the second of three sons born to a … Continue reading

1 November 2019 · Leave a comment

A doodle

This drawing appeared in the Evening Standard on Tuesday 5th October 1937 on the page headed “Doodles”. “They are still doodling, Doctors and clergymen, clerks and bus-drivers, novelists and housewives — … Continue reading

1 October 2019 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
3 years to go.