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.

Centenary: “Birth Control” published

One-hundred years ago today, on 27th March 1922, Dr Sutherland’s Birth Control: A Statement of Christian Doctrine Against the Neo-Malthusians was published by Harding & More. The passage on pages … Continue reading

27 March 2022 · Leave a comment

Alive and killing

This guest post is by Ann Farmer, author of “Prophets and Priests: The Hidden Face of the Birth Control Movement” and “By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control and the Abortion … Continue reading

1 March 2022 · 1 Comment

“The Great Trial”

On this day ninety-nine years ago, Stopes v. Sutherland opened in the High Court in London. As Dr. Sutherland recalled in his 1934 memoir A Time To Keep: “The trial, … Continue reading

21 February 2022 · Leave a comment

The Edinburgh System

Dr. Sutherland’s work refers to the “Edinburgh System” for the control and eradication of tuberculosis. This post answers the question: “What was the ‘Edinburgh System’?” Dr. (later Sir) Robert Philip was a … Continue reading

1 February 2022 · Leave a comment

Dr. Halliday Sutherland: A Roman Catholic doctor

Population controllers have been remarkably skilful in creating favourable narratives to support their campaigns and even more so in adapting to changing times and attitudes. A case in point is … Continue reading

1 January 2022 · 1 Comment

Merry Christmas!

To the supporters of this site and to those interested in Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s life, work and legacy: Merry Christmas! Mark SutherlandCurator, hallidaysutherland.com Photo by Carl Jorgensen on Unsplash

15 December 2021 · Leave a comment

My Path to Rome 4

This is the fourth and final instalment of My Path to Rome by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. Unlike Confession the purpose of psycho-analysis is not to reveal what is present in … Continue reading

1 December 2021 · Leave a comment

My Path To Rome 3

Part three of My Path to Rome comes from Chapter 18 of A Time to Keep (1934) by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. When I joined the Church of Scotland I was … Continue reading

1 November 2021 · Leave a comment

Archive.org – a testimonial

In the early days of researching what would become Exterminating Poverty: The true story of the eugenic plan to get rid of the poor and the Scottish doctor who fought … Continue reading

19 October 2021 · Leave a comment

My Path To Rome 2

Priest: “May I ask if you are a Catholic?”
Myself: “No, Father, I’m not.”
Priest: “Then God help you, for you are in a parlous state.”
Myself: “What do you mean?”
Priest: “I mean that you are a man who sees the truth and refuses to act on it.”

1 October 2021 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
4 months to go.