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: London

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 British … Continue reading

7 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Gaiety Girls

Arriving in London to take up a new post as Medical Officer at the St Marylebone Dispensary for the Prevention of Consumption, Dr Sutherland lived in Bloomsbury with two showgirls from … Continue reading

1 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Dr A. Louise McIlroy

On July 7th, 1921, Dr. A. Louise McIlroy read a paper entitled: “Some Factors in the Control of the Birth-rate.” In the discussion that followed, she made the remark that was … Continue reading

1 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Anniversary

Dr Sutherland died on this day in 1960. “A return to Arcadia” by Halliday Sutherland I went in fear and trembling lest the place in reality should be less wonderful than … Continue reading

19 April 2018 · 3 Comments

Allsop Place, N.W.

On a bright but cold Sunday morning at the beginning of February, I went to four sites of interest. The first of these was the august premises of The Medical Society … Continue reading

2 April 2018 · 1 Comment

Check the unfit

“The bulk of the tuberculous belong to stocks which we want ab initio to discourage. Everything which tends to check the multiplication of the unfit, to emphasize the at the fertility of the physically … Continue reading

25 February 2018 · 3 Comments

Regard their environment

In this excerpt from Dr Sutherland’s speech Consumption: Its Cause and Cure, he talked about the environment in which consumption thrived. Regard their environment: when a population is over­crowded and … Continue reading

30 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Consumption Stories 1

Consumption Stories from the Frontline is part of the build up to the centenary of Consumption: Its Cause and Cure, an address by Dr Halliday Sutherland on 4th September 2017. … Continue reading

13 August 2017 · Leave a comment

The disagreeable butler

In 1960, Halliday Sutherland was 77 years old. He had lung cancer and was in the final months of his life. My father Ian, the fourth son of Halliday and Muriel, visited them. … Continue reading

15 April 2015 · Leave a comment

“Remember, laddie, there’s a day called tomorrow”

It is unclear when the events written about below took place, other than it was before 1955 when Halliday Sutherland wrote it down. I never thanked the woman who helped me … Continue reading

1 March 2015 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
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