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.

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Elevator pitch

The idea of an “elevator pitch” is to briefly encapsulate a story into the bare essentials. Here’s a summary of the trial of Dr Halliday Sutherland in the High Court … Continue reading

16 September 2018 · Leave a comment

On miracles

On miracles, Dr Sutherland wrote: Mental attitudes towards miracles are often curious. Thus a person may blindly believe that the astral body of a fakir has been seen walking about … Continue reading

1 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Positive eugenics?

Some correspondents read the word “negative eugenics” in a recent infographic in the sense of “reprehensible”. Why specify “negative,” they asked, when surely all eugenic measures are reprehensible? Did “negative” imply that there … Continue reading

28 January 2018 · Leave a comment

New feature: infographics

Understanding the life of Dr Halliday Sutherland involves the getting to grips with the legal, medical, political, religious and social issues of his era. This has meant that the historical … Continue reading

18 January 2018 · 1 Comment

Happy Christmas!

The highlight for 2017 was the centenary of Consumption: Its Cause and Cure on September 4th following the discovery of a published transcript in 2013. In this all-but-forgotten speech, Dr Sutherland expressed … Continue reading

15 December 2017 · 1 Comment

A strange post-mortem 2/2

This is the part two of the blog post that relates to Saint John Southworth. Again the scene and time is changed. On a wet and windy day, 14th December … Continue reading

1 December 2017 · Leave a comment

Poisonous milk

The Centenary of Dr Sutherland’s speech Consumption: Its Cause and Cure occurs on 4th September 2017. Here is an excerpt in which Dr Sutherland laments the failure to prevent deaths … Continue reading

22 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Consumption Stories 5

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

17 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Consumption Stories 4

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

16 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Consumption Stories 3

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

15 August 2017 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
4.3 years to go.