Dr. Halliday Sutherland

"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

Consumption Stories 2

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

14 August 2017 · Leave a 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

What was Consumption?

This article has been written as part of a series in the lead up to the Centenary of Dr Sutherland’s speech Consumption: Its Cause and Cure and in which aspects of … Continue reading

8 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Centenary event

September 4th 2017, in one month’s time, will mark the centenary of  Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s speech Consumption: Its Cause and Cure. Today, the story of British eugenics is largely forgotten. Sometimes, … Continue reading

4 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Fruits of Philosophy

Stopes v. Sutherland—known also as the “Birth Control Libel Trial”—opened in the High Court, London on 21 February 1923. The words that led Stopes to sue were published in Birth … Continue reading

1 August 2017 · Leave a comment

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw has said that if a criminal be insane there is all the more reason why he should be executed…

1 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Adam and Eve

This short story was among the typed manuscripts in Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s personal papers. It is headed Chapter XVII, but to my knowledge, it was not published in any of … Continue reading

1 June 2017 · Leave a comment

The Experiment

In A Time to Keep, Dr Sutherland wrote about an experiment with cannabis indica. After dinner the four of us went off in my dingy upstream as far as Battlebridge. … Continue reading

1 May 2017 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Eugenic State

The ‘Lethal Chamber’ in Eugenic Thought is a chapter Dan Stone’s book, Breeding Superman. Stone argues that the concept of the lethal chamber was not unknown to Britons given that it … Continue reading

1 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Heredity & Consumption

On 19th May 1922, the Westminster Gazette published Heredity & Consumption by Dr Halliday Sutherland. In it, he berated eugenists for their views on the disease in which he was a specialist. … Continue reading

1 March 2017 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
5.2 years to go.