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DANIEL HACK TUKE (1827-1895)

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 365 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DANIEL HACK TUKE (1827-1895), younger brother of James Hack Tuke, was born at York on the 19th of April 1827. In 1845 he 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 185o, 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 J. C. 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 188o he became joint editor of the Journal of Mental Science. He died on the 5th of March 1895. Among his works were Illustrations of the Influence of the Mind on the Body (1872); Insanity in Ancient and Modern Life (1878); History of the Insane in the British Isles (1882); Sleepwalking and Hypnotism (1884); Past and Present Provision for the Insane Poor in Yorkshire (1889); Dictionary of Psychological Medicine (1892).
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