Dr. 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: January, 2015

Snake-oil and quack medicine

In his speech Consumption: Its Cause and Cure, Halliday Sutherland remarked on the vulnerability of tuberculous people to quack doctors and snake oil merchants: …where the carcase is there shall be … Continue reading

15 January 2015 · 1 Comment

“In Our Time: Social Darwinism”

“In Our Time” is a program on BBC Radio 4, hosted by Melvyn Bragg. In it, Bragg facilitates a discussion of experts on a topic of historical interest. I have frequently enjoyed the … Continue reading

7 January 2015 · Leave a comment

Merchiston Castle School 3

In this third post of three concerning Halliday Sutherland’s school days at Merchiston Castle school in Edinburgh, he discusses his friends and interests. My chief friend at school was George Munro … Continue reading

1 January 2015 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
5.4 years to go.