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TUKE, Samuel

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Description of The Retreat, an institution near York, for insane persons…

York, England: W. Alexander, 1813.

The pioneer work by an Englishman advocating humane treatment of the mentally ill. Tuke set out in this work the successful results of his experience with the “mild system of treatment” which had been instituted at The Retreat since its foundation. More than a multitude of learned tomes, this unpretentious work by a layman convinced both professionals and public alike of the value of humane treatment in psychiatric care.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), PSYCHIATRY