Halliday Sutherland

Doctor. Tuberculosis pioneer. Best-selling author. Convert to Catholicism. Enemy of eugenics, and eugenicists.

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

21 February 2023
4.3 years to go.