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: Lethal chamber

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

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

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 · 1 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 · 8 Comments

The Perfect Eugenic State

The ‘Lethal Chamber’ in Eugenic Thought is a chapter Dan Stone’s book, Breeding Superman. Stone argues that the concept of the lethal chamber was not unknown to Britons given that it … Continue reading

1 April 2017 · 1 Comment

Nature’s ‘Lethal Chamber’

Britain’s industrial revolution shifted a large number of people from the countryside to the cities. Bad living conditions, overcrowded housing and poor sanitation ensured that many people were in a wretched … Continue reading

1 February 2017 · 7 Comments

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
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