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

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 · Leave a 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

Archive.org – a testimonial

In the early days of researching what would become Exterminating Poverty: The true story of the eugenic plan to get rid of the poor and the Scottish doctor who fought … Continue reading

19 October 2021 · Leave a comment

Euthanasia

“When responsible and thoughtful members of society began to advocate the prevention and destruction of human life by means of contraceptives, abortion, infanticide, sterilisation, and euthanasia, it is an evil omen, and the sign of a civilization whose creative power is spent.”

21 September 2021 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Eugenic State Part 4

This is the fourth and final part of The Perfect Eugenic State. Within an hour Smith re-entered the breakfast-room at H/99 Hampstead, where Mrs. Smith was solemnly reading aloud to … Continue reading

18 September 2021 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Eugenic State Part 3

This is the third part of the serialisation of The Perfect Eugenic State by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. For an introduction that explains the context of the story, click here. As … Continue reading

17 September 2021 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
4 months to go.