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: Eugenics

Exterminating Poverty

To date, Exterminating Poverty was only available as an e-Book. No longer! The paper version is on sale at amazon.co.uk and amazon.com. Exterminating Poverty is about an ignominious episode in … Continue reading

6 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Sterilization

“If a wave of madness passed over our country, and this eugenic nightmare came true… “ “Birth Control Exposed” (1925) by Dr Halliday Sutherland. Dr Halliday Sutherland’s words reveal that, … Continue reading

1 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Who are the Unfit?

One challenge for eugenists is identifying and separating the “fit” from the “unfit”. Dr Halliday Sutherland made these suggestions in his 1925 book, Birth Control Exposed. In addition, he identified … Continue reading

1 August 2020 · Leave a comment

“No” to cancel culture… (1/3)

University College London has cancelled Galton and Pearson on the grounds of eugenics, yet it continues to celebrate Dr Marie Stopes. A suggestion to replace their names with those who fought against eugenics.

1 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Burying Galton to Save Eugenics

One month ago, there was a furore over eugenics in the British press. For all the protestations that eugenics had no place in modern Britain, it now appears that the … Continue reading

15 March 2020 · 1 Comment

Opposing Eugenics, then and now

No one warned me that this week was “Eugenics Week” in Britain, so recent events took me by surprise. In my previous post, I discussed the resignation of Andrew Sabisky … Continue reading

21 February 2020 · 4 Comments

A double standard

On Monday, 17th February 2020, British media reported the resignation of Mr Andrew Sabisky, an adviser to the British government. Newspaper reports, such as this one in The Guardian, attributed … Continue reading

20 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Vectors of infection

Dr Halliday Sutherland’s article, The Soil and the Seed in Tuberculosis, appeared in the British Medical Journal on 23rd November 1912. In it, he suggested that Consumption (tuberculosis in the … Continue reading

1 September 2019 · Leave a comment

Review of 2018

A reflection on the development of this website and the highlights of 2018: In February, I visited sites relating to Dr Sutherland’s life between 1910 and 1921: Allsop Place NW1, … Continue reading

1 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Galton

Recent articles in The Guardian and the Daily Mail described a controversial decision at University College London (UCL) to name a building after Sir Francis Galton, the founder modern eugenics. Both papers present … Continue reading

7 December 2018 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
2.4 years to go.