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.

Category Archives: Books

Centenary of the Stopes v Sutherland libel trial

On 21st February 1923, the Stopes v Sutherland libel trial opened in the High Court in London. While the case is cited in libel battles today, it has greater significance … Continue reading

1 February 2023 · Leave a comment

Listen to the Jerm Warfare interview here

In case you missed it, here is a recording of the interview I did with Jeremy Nell on his Jerm Warfare Radio Show: https://tntradiolive.podbean.com/e/mark-sutherland-on-jerm-warfare-with-jeremy-nell-2-january-2023/ TNT Radio’s description: “On today’s show … Continue reading

4 January 2023 · Leave a comment

Live interview later today [2 January 2023]

I’m going to be interviewed on TNT Radio later today [2 January 2023] (in around 1 hour and 20 minutes time). You can listen to it live at TNTRadio.live at … Continue reading

2 January 2023 · Leave a comment

Six Books About Stopes v. Sutherland (1923)

This article outlines six books that touch on the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial (1923-24). Marie Stopes Her Work and Her Play (1933) Aylmer Maude 1933 John Bale, Sons & … Continue reading

8 December 2022 · Leave a comment

The Planter’s Story

During a university holiday, Halliday Sutherland was sent on a holiday to the Shetland Islands. The doctor with whom he was staying lived five miles from a whaling station. His … Continue reading

1 October 2022 · 1 Comment

Humour in the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

Humour in the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial. That’s it! As the deadline for this month’s post approached, the appeal of this title was that it would have to be … Continue reading

1 September 2022 · Leave a comment

Exterminating Poverty book explained in under three minutes

Exterminating Poverty is the true story about the 1921 eugenic plan to get rid of the poor and Dr Halliday Sutherland’s fight against it. The book is available at amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.au. Three elements … Continue reading

30 July 2022 · Leave a comment

Exterminating Poverty

The centenaries relating to Dr. Sutherland’s fight against eugenics and his legal battle against Marie Stopes are upon us. While the events are one-hundred years old, the ideologies and ideas … Continue reading

13 April 2022 · 1 Comment

“_____ _______”

This month’s article is a question: Which words are missing from the sentence below? “Among the subjects which are agitating the public mind at the present time none approaches in … Continue reading

2 April 2022 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

27 March 2022 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
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