Halliday Sutherland

"Dr. Halliday Sutherland is 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

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

Snake-oil and quack medicine

In his speech Consumption: Its Cause and Cure, Halliday Sutherland remarked on the vulnerability of tuberculous people to quack doctors and snake oil merchants: …where the carcase is there shall be … Continue reading

15 January 2015 · Leave a comment

“Exposing the Poor to Experiment”

In 1921 Halliday Sutherland’s book Birth Control: A Statement of Christian Doctrine Against the Neo-Malthusians was published. The book had originated from an article he wrote for The Month (a Catholic magazine). Following … Continue reading

31 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Death in the East-End

In the 19-teens, Halliday Sutherland was the Medical Officer at the Marylebone Anti-Tuberculosis Clinic and he reflected on how the poor were exploited, even in death. From what I saw … Continue reading

15 October 2014 · 1 Comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
5.7 years to go.