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Dorothea Dix
  • Name: Dorothea Dix
  • Born: 04/04/1802
  • Died: 07/17/1887 (85 years old)
  • Occupation: Social reformer

Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, 1802? July 17, 1887) 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.

Birth Place: Hampden, Maine, US

Death Place: Trenton, New Jersey, US

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