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

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

The Perfect Eugenic State Part 1

Today begins the serialisation of The Perfect Eugenic State by Dr. Halliday Sutherland, published in 1936. For an introduction that explains the context of the story, click here. In the … Continue reading

15 September 2021 · Leave a comment

Waiting for the new normal c.1936

In 1933, shortly after Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s fiftieth birthday, Arches of the Years was published. It was a long time coming. Some years before, his literary agent had told him: … Continue reading

14 September 2021 · 3 Comments

Centenary event

On 7th July 1921 — one hundred years ago today — Professor Ann Louise McIlroy gave a talk at the Medico-Legal Society, 11 Chandos Street, London. She spoke on Some factors … Continue reading

7 July 2021 · Leave a comment

Media Release

Media Release: “The terrible truth about Marie Stopes’ eugenic project.”

20 November 2020 · Leave a comment

Fact check

I listened to Emma Barnett’s interview of Lesley Hall on BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday (if you access the interview, it starts at 1:52:00). One of Hall’s answers (at 1:59:09) … Continue reading

19 November 2020 · Leave a comment

Changing a name doesn’t change the facts

Abortion charity Marie Stopes International (MSI) yesterday announced that it had changed its name to “MSI Reproductive Choices” . Media headlines included: “Abortion charity Marie Stopes changes its name to … Continue reading

18 November 2020 · Leave a comment

Truth will out

March 17, 2021 will mark the centenary of Britain’s first family planning clinic at 61 Marlborough Road, Holloway, London. The Mothers’ Clinic gave poor and working-class women ready access to … Continue reading

3 November 2020 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
16 months to go.