Dr. 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

Exterminate poverty

Dr Marie Stopes and Mr Humphrey Roe opened the first birth control clinic in the British Empire on 17th March 1921. Sir James Barr recognised that dispensing contraceptives could be … Continue reading

28 February 2018 · Leave a comment

The marriage of undesirables

Sir James Barr made a speech The Future of the Medical Profession on 21st September 1918. At the time, tuberculosis killed 70,000 and disabled 150,000 people in Britain each year. … Continue reading

27 February 2018 · Leave a 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 · 5 Comments

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
4.6 years to go.