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

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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

St Henry

This grisly scene took place on the icy surface of Lake Köyliön in 1157. Dr Sutherland explains: Bishop Henry was an Englishman and probably of Norman descent. On a winter’s day in … Continue reading

1 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

A strange post-mortem 1/2

On “a wet and windy day, 14th December 1929, in an upper room of St. Edmund’s College, Ware, Hertford,” Dr Sutherland performed “the strangest post-mortem examination I have ever made, … Continue reading

1 November 2017 · 1 Comment

The resourceful journalist

In The Arches of the Years Dr. Sutherland told the story of a journalist with the Daily Mail named Charles. He told it well, and you can read it below. Of course, Dr … Continue reading

1 October 2017 · 1 Comment

Centenary!

One-hundred years ago, on Tuesday 4th September 1917, Dr Halliday Sutherland addressed a meeting of the National Council of the Young Men’s Christian Association in King George’s Hall, in London. … Continue reading

4 September 2017 · 1 Comment

Regard their environment

In this excerpt from Dr Sutherland’s speech Consumption: Its Cause and Cure, he talked about the environment in which consumption thrived. Regard their environment: when a population is over­crowded and … Continue reading

30 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Was Consumption inherited?

The Centenary of Dr Sutherland’s speech Consumption: Its Cause and Cure occurs on 4th September 2017. Here is an excerpt in which he posed the question: Is the illness inherited? Which he then … Continue reading

26 August 2017 · 1 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

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

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