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Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles (1882)

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First published in 1882. Tuke was an English physician and expert on mental illness whose great-grandfather William Tuke and grandfather Henry Tuke co-founded the York Retreat, which revolutionized the treatment of insane people.
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Published 1882
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Jonjane Doe
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Alrighty, get your geek on.

The book was published in 1882 and it’s fascinating from the prologue onwards. First we get an introduction to insanity from Saxon times onwards through witch burning, licenced beating of lunatics etc.

Leaving now the insane who were punished as witches, I pass on to remark that in Percy’s “Reliques of Ancient English Poetry,” it is stated that the English have more songs and ballads on the subject of madness than any of their neighbours. “Whether,” the writer proceeds,
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