"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
I set up this blog to recall the life and work of Halliday Sutherland and to provide a resource for historians and researchers. Sutherland is sometimes remembered today for the libel action brought against him by Marie Stopes in 1923.
When these events are recalled today, there are two main flaws that I repeatedly find:
Where I have found articles dealing with these issues that are significantly inaccurate, I contact the author and/or publisher to let them know and enable them to verify that what I have written is correct. I also contact authors of articles where I feel that my research will give them a better understanding of the things they are writing about.
The HGS Watch section provides links to the articles and include my correspondence with the author and/or publisher. My aim is that when articles mention Halliday Sutherland or matters relating to the Stopes v. Sutherland case, they are accurate. Now of course, there are many different views of history, so when I make my points I provide references to material supporting my assertions; this way the facts can be verified and you can form your own opinion.
(List last updated August 2017).