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


Halliday Sutherland portrait

Dr Halliday Sutherland in 1910 (Copyright)

The Regent's Park Bandstand School featured in Popular Mechanics, August 1912

The Regent’s Park Bandstand School was established by Dr. Halliday Sutherland to get tuberculous children into the open air up. Every day, pupils would recite “I will always fear bad air/I will never fear good air/I will open the window/And save my life”. From Popular Mechanics, August 1912

Children at the Regent's Park Open-Air School

Children at the Regent’s Park Open-Air School


The Open-Air Class in Regent’s Park, December 1911.

Regent's Park Bandstand School 1914

The Open-Air Class in Regent’s Park in 1913.

'The Arches of the Years was lisited amoung the ten top selling non-fiction books by 'Publishers Weekly' in 1933

‘The Arches of the Years’ was among the best selling non-fiction books in 1933 (‘Publishers Weekly’)


Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

A cervical cap of the type which dispensed from Dr. Marie Stopes free birth control clinic. Following Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s criticism of the clinic in his book “Birth Control,” he received a writ for libel from Stopes in 1923. An acrimonious legal battle followed, ended with Sutherland’s victory in the House of Lords in 1924. “Prorace” was Stopes’ own brand and was related to her belief in eugenics, the theory that selective breeding could remove “undesirables” and the “unfit” from society. Stopes’ birth control campaign was part of her eugenic agenda through the Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress. COPYRIGHT: Photo used by kind permission of Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library.

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

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