Dorothea Dix

Nurse, Author

1802 – 1887

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Who was Dorothea Dix?

Dorothea Lynde Dix was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first generation of American mental asylums. During the Civil War, she served as Superintendent of Army Nurses.

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Born
Apr 4, 1802
Hampden
Also known as
  • Dorothea Lynde Dix
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Boston
  • Maine
  • Worcester
Died
Jul 17, 1887
Trenton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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