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: Tuberculosis

Public talk (Zoom).

On Monday 26th April 2021, at 7:45 pm, the Archdiocese of Edinburgh and St Andrews will host a talk (via Zoom) entitled Exterminating Poverty, or the Poor? A Scottish Doctor’s … Continue reading

15 April 2021 · Leave a comment

At Lourdes 5

This is the fifth and final instalment of Dr. Sutherland’s account of his 1923 visit to Lourdes. Do miracles happen at Lourdes? Here is the record of an attested case … Continue reading

1 February 2021 · 1 Comment

Experimental Open-air Class, Regent’s Park

This is Dr Halliday Sutherland’s Report on Working of Experimental Open-Air Class in Regent’s Park. It appeared in the first annual report of the St Marylebone Dispensary for the Prevention … Continue reading

1 June 2020 · Leave a comment

Vectors of infection

Dr Halliday Sutherland’s article, The Soil and the Seed in Tuberculosis, appeared in the British Medical Journal on 23rd November 1912. In it, he suggested that Consumption (tuberculosis in the … Continue reading

1 September 2019 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

7 December 2018 · Leave a comment

General Franco 1

Dr Sutherland was invited to Spain by the Spanish government in 1946. He accepted on condition that he would be free to (1) go where he liked and (2) talk … Continue reading

1 November 2018 · Leave a comment

Polite letters

Whilst at school, I was a member of an Amnesty International group. Back then, the focus of A.I. was on “prisoners of conscience”—people persecuted, imprisoned and worse for their political or religious … Continue reading

1 May 2018 · Leave a comment

The Context of “John M’Neil”

The last post outlined that “The Story of John M’Neil” can now be viewed at the British Film Institute website. In this post, I have set out the context of … Continue reading

25 April 2018 · 1 Comment

Britain’s 1st Public Health Cinema Film

Dr Halliday Sutherland produced Britain’s first public health cinema film. The film, The Story of John M’Neil, is available through the good works of the British Film Institute. You can view … Continue reading

24 April 2018 · 4 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 · 2 Comments

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
17 months to go.