A biography of William Tuke (1732–1822): Founder of the modern mental asylum

@article{Kibria2016ABO,
  title={A biography of William Tuke (1732–1822): Founder of the modern mental asylum},
  author={Ayisha A Kibria and Neil H. Metcalfe},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={384 - 388}
}
William Tuke was a 19th-century reformist and philanthropist notable for his work in mental health. He was known for his strict self-discipline and judicious manner. He was also a firm believer in the Quaker faith and actively supported the group and employed many of their principles in his work, especially in his chef d’oeuvre, The Retreat, established in 1792, a mental asylum in York. Possibly catalysed by the very public mismanagement of King George III's ‘madness’, he pioneered the use of… 

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