Thomas Davy Luke (1873-1922), medical practitioner

Born Illogan or Kenywn, Cornwall, 1873, died 1922, at St Brenda’s Private Hospital, Clifton, Bristol, usual residence Clevedon, probate at Bristol, 1923. Dr Luke was at Venlaw, St Ronan’s [1920 Valuation Roll] when he attended a medics’ dinner on 19 March 1920 at which Dr Muir was the croupier.

A short bibliography:

‘Spas and Health Resorts of the British Isles; their mineral waters, climate, and the treatment to be obtained, with a section on curative institutions’, A & C Black Ltd, 1919

‘Manual of physio-therapeutics’, rev. edn., W Heinemann, 1922

‘Text-book of massage and Swedish gymnastics and other exercises : for masseuses and nurses’, Scientific Press, 1913

‘A pocket guide to anaesthetics for the student and general practitioner’, Edinburgh, W Green, 1902

with Forbes, N H, ‘Natural Therapy: a manual of physiotherapeutics and climatology’, Bristol, John Wright and Sons, 1913

‘Guide to anæsthetics for the student and general practitioner’, 3rd edn., Edinburgh, William Green, 1906

‘A manual of natural therapy’, Bristol, Wright, 1908

‘Anaesthesia in dental surgery’, 2nd edn., London & New York, Rebman, 1903

‘A guide to anaesthetics for the student and general practitioner’, 2nd edn., Edinburgh, Green, 1905

‘Manual and atlas of Swedish exercises’, London, The Scientific Press, [1913]

Sources: Births Sep 1873, Luke, Thomas Davey, Truro 5c 169 / Deaths Sep 1922, Luke, Thomas D, aged 49, Bristol 6a 22; Stuart V Stock M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S. ‘St Brenda’s Private Hospital, Bristol, A Hospital for Paying Patients’, British Medical Journal, 17 December 1921, page 1044.

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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