Daniel Hack Tuke

Daniel Hack Tuke

Male 1827 - 1895  (67 years)    Has 6 ancestors and 3 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Daniel Hack Tuke 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 19 Apr 1827 
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 Mar 1895 
    Buried Quaker Burial Ground, Saffron Walden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I679555  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2010 

    Father Samuel Tuke,   b. 31 Jul 1784,   d. 14 Oct 1857  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Priscilla Hack 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F299471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Maria Stickney,   b. 1826,   d. 1917  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1853 
    • 3 children
    Children 
     1. William Samuel Tuke,   b. 1856
     2. Henry Scott Tuke,   b. 12 Jun 1858,   d. 13 Mar 1929  (Age 70 years)
     3. Maria Tuke,   b. 1861
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F299474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tuke came from a long line of Quakers from York who were interested in mental illness and concerned with those afflicted. His great-grandfather William Tuke and his grandfather Henry Tuke co-founded the Retreat, which revolutionized the treatment of insane people.

      His father Samuel Tuke carried on the work of the York Retreat and reported on its methods and its results. Daniel's older brother James Hack Tuke was the next overseer of the York Retreat. He was the youngest son of Samuel Tuke

      In 1845 Daniel Tuke entered the office of a solicitor at Bradford, but in 1847 began work at the York Retreat. Entering St Bartholomew's Hospital in London in 1850, he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1852, and graduated M.D. at Heidelberg in 1853. In 1858, in collaboration with John Charles Bucknill, he published a Manual of Psychological Medicine, which was for many years regarded as a standard work on lunacy.

      In 1853 he visited a number of foreign asylums, and later returning to York he became visiting physician to the York Retreat and the York Dispensary, lecturing also to the York School of Medicine on mental diseases.

      In 1859 ill health obliged him to give up his work, and for the next fourteen years he lived at Falmouth. In 1875 he settled in London as a specialist in mental diseases. In 1880 he became joint editor of the Journal of Mental Science.


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