Halliday Sutherland

"Dr. Halliday Sutherland is 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: September, 2014

Tuberculosis, Heredity and Environment

Halliday Sutherland was the defendant in the celebrated 1923 “Birth Control Libel Trial,”—Stopes v. Sutherland. Historians cite only his 1919 conversion to Catholicism as the reason for his criticism of Marie … Continue reading

25 September 2014 · 1 Comment

Why I set up this website.

by Mark Sutherland, grandson of Halliday Sutherland The birth control movement arose at the beginning of the twentieth century from Eugenics and Neo-Malthusianism.  In the United States, Margaret Sanger’s birth … Continue reading

16 September 2014 · 1 Comment

The Terror of the Glen

In 1890, when Halliday was a boy of eight, his family went on holiday in Scotland. The holiday was a memorable one, but for the wrong reasons “Wanted, a detective – to … Continue reading

3 September 2014 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
5.6 years to go.