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Samuel Tuke

Samuel Tuke

Male 1784 - 1857  (73 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 12 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Samuel Tuke 
    Birth 31 Jul 1784 
    Gender Male 
    Death 14 Oct 1857 
    Person ID I679554  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Samuel Tuke at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2017 

    Father Henry Tuke,   b. 1755   d. 1814 (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F299472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Hack 
    +1. Hannah Tuke,   b. 1811   d. 1869 (Age 58 years)
    +2. James Hack Tuke,   b. 13 Sep 1819, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1896, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
     3. William Murray Tuke,   b. 1822   d. 1903 (Age 81 years)
    +4. Daniel Hack Tuke,   b. 19 Apr 1827   d. 05 Mar 1895 (Age 67 years)
    Family ID F299471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2017 

  • Notes 
    • He greatly advanced the cause of the amelioration of the condition of the insane, and devoted himself largely to the York Retreat. The methods of treatment pursued there were made more widely known by his Description of the Retreat near York. In this work Samuel Tuke referred to the Retreat's methods as moral treatment, borrowed from the French "traitement moral" being used to describe the work of Pussin and Pinel in France (and in the original French referring more to morale in the sense of the emotions and self-esteem, rather than rights and wrongs). Samuel Tuke also published Practical Hints on the Construction and Economy of Pauper Lunatic Asylums (1815).

      Samuel was part of a Quaker family. He was the son of Henry Tuke and the grandson of William Tuke, who founded the York Retreat. Samuel Tuke's two sons James Hack Tuke and Daniel Hack Tuke were also active in humanitarian concerns.

      The Retreat still provides mental healthcare for the population of York and the wider community. Samuel Tuke can be found buried in the Quaker cemetery within the hospital grounds.

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