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.

Centenary: “Birth Control” published

One-hundred years ago today, on 27th March 1922, Dr Sutherland’s Birth Control: A Statement of Christian Doctrine Against the Neo-Malthusians was published by Harding & More. The passage on pages 101-2 drew a writ from Dr. Marie Stopes. The libel trial of Dr. Sutherland (and Mr. Vincent Waring of Harding & More as co-defendant) opened in the High Court, London, on 23rd February 1923.

To mark the centenary, I have published a scan of Birth Control, in this case the copy used and marked by Lord Chief Justice Hewart during the High Court trial. It is the first time that this copy has been available to historians and researchers.

Mark Sutherland,
Curator, hallidaysutherland.com

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