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.

Burying Eugenics to Save Marie Stopes

Dr Marie Stopes is a key figure in the foundation myth of the British birth-control movement. The established narrative of a woman acting selflessly to give her poorer sisters reproductive … Continue reading

17 March 2020 · Leave a comment

Burying Galton to Save Eugenics

One month ago, there was a furore over eugenics in the British press. For all the protestations that eugenics had no place in modern Britain, it now appears that the … Continue reading

15 March 2020 · 1 Comment

Glasgow Necropolis

Continuing the series of Dr Sutherland’s childhood memories of Glasgow. My playground was the Necropolis on the hill to the right of the Cathedral. To enter you cross “The Bridge … Continue reading

1 March 2020 · Leave a comment

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 · 4 Comments

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

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
2.9 years to go.