“Man is not made better by being degraded” Dorothea Dix
Dorothea Lynde Dix American advocate was born.
Dorothea Lynde Dix was an American advocate on behalf of the indigent mentally ill who, through a vigorous and sustained 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 a Superintendent of Army Nurses.
Dorothea Lynde Dix – Advocate – Associated Links:
- Dorothea Dix| HISTORY: https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/dorothea-lynde-dix
- Dorothea Dix | National Women’s Hall of Fame: https://www.womenofthehall.org/inductee/dorothea-dix/
- Dorothea Dix | National Women’s History Museum: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/dorothea-dix
- Dorothea Dix | Biography: https://www.biography.com/activist/dorothea-dix
- Dorthea Dix | Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Dorothea-Dix
- Dorothea Dix | American Association for the History of Nursing: https://www.aahn.org/dix
- Dorthea Dix | National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/resources/person.htm%3Fid%3D150
- Dorthea Dix (1802- 1887) | American National Biography: https://www.anb.org/view/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.001.0001/anb-9780198606697-e-1500181
- Dorthea Dix | eHistory| The Ohio State University: https://ehistory.osu.edu/biographies/dorothea-dix
- Dorothea Dix | History of American Women: http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2012/10/dorothea-dix.html
- Dorthea Dix | Social Welfare Project: https://socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/people/dix-dorthea-lynde/
- Dorothea Dix Biography | Civil War Home: https://www.civilwarhome.com/dixbio.html
- Dorothea Dix | Brooklyn Museum: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/heritage_floor/dorothea_dix
- “Dorothea Dix: Redefining mental illness” | Medical News Today
- “Letter from Dorothea Dix to Mary, 29 March 1865” | MHS Collection Online
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