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

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

“Where are my children?”

The penultimate paragraph of Birth Control: A Statement of Christian Doctrine Against the Neo-Malthusians contained this sentence: “Where are my children?” was the question shouted yesterday from the cinemas. While … Continue reading

1 June 2018 · Leave a comment

The Tenets of the C.B.C.

The tenets of the CBC prove the negative eugenic agenda behind Dr Marie Stopes’ Mothers’ Clinic and promotion of birth-control. Article 16 shows that Stopes did not want to give all woman choice, but to give choice only to the “right” women. The others would be prevented from having children.

15 May 2018 · 3 Comments

Polite letters

Whilst at school, I was a member of an Amnesty International group. Back then, the focus of A.I. was on “prisoners of conscience”—people persecuted, imprisoned and worse for their political or religious … Continue reading

1 May 2018 · Leave a comment

Babies in the Right Place

“Babies in the Right Place” was the catch cry of Dr Marie Stopes’ Society for Constructive Birth Control (C.B.C.), but what did it actually mean? Three artifacts provide the best … Continue reading

11 March 2018 · 5 Comments

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
2.9 years to go.