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

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

The Election Questionaire

On this day one-hundred years ago, Britain was in the grip of an election campaign. The polling that took place on Wednesday 15th November 1922 led to the formation of … Continue reading

8 November 2022 · Leave a comment

A debate with Lord Dawson of Penn, 1936

Seen through contemporary eyes, the birth control debate of 100-years ago was primarily about contraception, and it features religious patriarchs opposing the liberation of women. Yet a November 1936 debate … Continue reading

7 November 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

Alive and killing

This guest post is by Ann Farmer, author of “Prophets and Priests: The Hidden Face of the Birth Control Movement” and “By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control and the Abortion … Continue reading

1 March 2022 · 1 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

The Perfect Eugenic State Part 2

This is the second 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. Once … Continue reading

16 September 2021 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
18 days to go.