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: Political views

“Norman Haire” by Diana Wyndham

In Norman Haire and the Study of Sex, Dr. Diana Wyndham asserted, falsely in my opinion, that Dr Halliday Sutherland held “Nazi views” and “advocated the death penalty for contraceptive manufacturers”. … Continue reading

1 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Malthus, Malthusianism, Neo-Malthusianism 3

This is the third article (in a series of three) on Malthus, Malthusianism and  Neo-Malthusianism. It outlines Halliday Sutherland’s objections to the doctrine. Let’s start with a recap on Malthusian ideas: Malthus … Continue reading

1 July 2015 · Leave a comment

Halliday Sutherland relevant today

The curator of this site, Mark Sutherland, tells how it came about: “I never met Halliday Sutherland. He died six months before I was born. Growing up, I became increasingly … Continue reading

2 March 2015 · Leave a comment

ukessays.com “A Sexual Revolution”

Earlier this month, I read A Sexual Revolution. The essay concerned the life of Marie Stopes and which contained some significant factual errors. It had been written by an unnamed author and published … Continue reading

15 February 2015 · Leave a comment

Marie Stopes Memorial Lecture 1975

Madeleine Simms delivered the 1975 Marie Stopes Memorial Lecture: The compulsory pregnancy lobby – then and now (Simms, M. (1975). Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 25, 709-19.) in which … Continue reading

1 February 2015 · 1 Comment

Merchiston Castle School 3

In this third post of three concerning Halliday Sutherland’s school days at Merchiston Castle school in Edinburgh, he discusses his friends and interests. My chief friend at school was George Munro … Continue reading

1 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

Why I set up this website.

by Mark Sutherland, grandson of Halliday Sutherland The birth control movement arose at the beginning of the twentieth century from Eugenics and Neo-Malthusianism.  In the United States, Margaret Sanger’s birth … Continue reading

16 September 2014 · 1 Comment

Tuberculosis and eugenics

In the United Kingdom every year fifty thousand people die of consumption or tuberculosis of the lung; twenty thousand more from other forms of the disease; a hundred and fifty thousand … Continue reading

14 July 2014 · 1 Comment

The Perfect Eugenic State

In 1936, Halliday Sutherland’s sixth book In My Path was published. Chapter XIV, the last chapter in the book, was The Perfect Eugenic State. In it, Sutherland wrote a short-story in … Continue reading

10 May 2014 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
5.6 years to go.