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.

Monthly Archives: May, 2014

The case of Mr. Z

The medical doctors amoung the readership of this blog will be well aware that a doctor’s examination and diagnosis takes into account all factors, medical and social. In this post, … Continue reading

29 May 2014 · 1 Comment

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

When Halliday Sutherland was fifteen, William Frederick Cody – “Buffalo Bill” – took his show to Britain. Sutherland saw the show in Glasgow, later describing it as “the best entertainment of my … Continue reading

18 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Scottish Idyll

In 1890 , the Sutherland family took a holiday in a Scottish farmhouse. Halliday Sutherland was eight. His later description of the landscape revealed his love of and deep affinity to … Continue reading

16 May 2014 · 1 Comment


The genealogy of Halliday Sutherland is shown in the file linked below for those Sutherlands, Sinclairs, Mackays and Macalisters who are researching their family tree (this tree includes sixty names). Feel … Continue reading

12 May 2014 · Leave a comment

The Regent’s Park Bandstand School

The Regent’s Park Bandstand School was run from the St Marylebone Dispensary for the Prevention of Consumption. Dr Sutherland described it in this excerpt from “Arches of the Years”. The … Continue reading

11 May 2014 · 3 Comments

The Perfect Eugenic State

In 1936, Halliday Sutherland’s sixth book In My Path was published. Chapter XIV, the last chapter in the book, was The Perfect Eugenic State. In it, Sutherland wrote a short-story in … Continue reading

10 May 2014 · Leave a comment

A Time to Keep

A Time to Keep was Halliday Sutherland’s second book and was published in 1934.  Sutherland’s handwritten manuscript is shown below.

4 May 2014 · 1 Comment

Stopes v Sutherland libel trial 1922-24

Centenary of the House of Lords judgment21 November 2024
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