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: The Arches of the Years

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

Lunch

Dr Sutherland recollects how a deplorable insult led to a Garganturan feast aboard the Lysistrata. One night there was news of local interest. A Russian armed yacht had anchored in … Continue reading

1 August 2018 · Leave a comment

The resourceful journalist

In The Arches of the Years Dr. Sutherland told the story of a journalist with the Daily Mail named Charles. He told it well, and you can read it below. Of course, Dr … Continue reading

1 October 2017 · 1 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 Litri and Manuelito 4

The fourth and final part of the story of “The Litri and Manuelito” by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. Within five years Manuelito had surpassed his father and was acclaimed “the best … Continue reading

1 December 2016 · 1 Comment

The Death of a Brave Man

Completing his medical degree at Edinburgh in 1906, Halliday Sutherland travelled to Huelva, a seaport at the Mouth of the Odiel River in South-Western Spain. Here, he stayed with his uncle, Dr Ian … Continue reading

1 August 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing, perseverance, crushing disappointments

In his article for The Argus, Paul Malone wrote that while Halliday Sutherland believed that a writer should not presume to advise other writers, he did give two brief pointers during his Australian visit of … Continue reading

15 March 2015 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
4.3 years to go.