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Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Dix

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde, -- 1802-1887.,
  • Nurses -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Helen E. Marshall.
    GenreBiography.
    SeriesAdelaide Nutting historical nursing collection -- AN 0477.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationxi, 298 p., [4] leaves of plates
    Number of Pages298
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16550982M

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    Enjoy the best Dorothea Dix Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Dorothea Dix, American Activist, Born April 4, Share with your friends.   By exposing the sickening conditions people with mental illness endured in jails, almshouses, and basement cells, Dorothea Dix () single-handedly transformed the U.S. system of mental health care in the 19th century. Dix traveled from state to state, describing the hideous suffering people who were both poor and mentally ill endured at the hands of their s: 1.

    Dorothea Lynde Dix. Joseph Kite, - Prison discipline - pages. 1 Review. Preview this book 5/5(1). - Dorothea Dix. Biographical Highlights. Dorothea Dix was a social reformer dedicated to changing conditions for people who could not help themselves--the mentally ill and the imprisoned. Not only a crusader, she was also a teacher, author, lobbyist, and superintendent of nurses during the Civil War.


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Dorothea Lynde Dix has 37 books on Goodreads with ratings. Dorothea Lynde Dix’s most popular book is On Behalf of the Insane Poor: Selected Reports. Dorothea Dix Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, J ), in her early career a teacher and author of children's books, was, in her unique and international role as an advocate for improvements in the treatment of patients suffering from mental and emotional disorders, the most visible humanitarian reformer of the 19th century.

Synopsis. Born in Hampden, Maine, inDorothea Dix was a social reformer Dorothea Dix book devotion to the welfare of the mentally ill led to widespread international :   Dorothea Lynde Dix () was an author, teacher and reformer. Her efforts on behalf of the mentally ill and prisoners helped create dozens.

The idea that Dorothea Dix could fashion a political career -- sitting with legislators to draft laws, guiding bills through the House and Senate with personal patronage -- generations before women could vote, well, this amazed me.

But more amazing is the whole first section of the book, in which Gollaher details Dix's terrible and depressing Cited by: Dorothea Lynde Dix ( - ) By Vasantha Reddi, PhD, MHES. An early nursing pioneer, Dorothea Lynde Dix was a noted humanitarian, reformer, educator and crusader.

She is perhaps best known for her patient advocacy in fighting to improve the conditions of jails and mental asylums in. Looking for books by Dorothea Lynde Dix.

See all books authored by Dorothea Lynde Dix, including The Lady and the President: The Letters of Dorothea Dix and Millard Fillmore, and Remarks on Prisons and Prison Discipline in the United States, and more on I found this book a very interesting story about Dorothea Dix.

All I had ever known about her was that she was the nationwide head of the nursing division during the Civil war. It details where her true passion lay/5().

Dorothea Dix was an early 19 th century activist who drastically changed the medical field during her lifetime. She championed causes for both the mentally ill and indigenous populations.

By doing this work, she openly challenged 19 th century notions of reform and illness. Additionally, Dix helped recruit nurses for the Union army during the Civil War. Dorothea Dix was born in Hampden, Maine in Her father was an itinerant Methodist preacher, and her mother was frequently depressed.

While her father's behavior was erratic, and Dorothea, the oldest, took on a great deal of responsibility very young, he did teach her to read and write. Dix, Dorothea Lynde (04 April –17 July ), social reformer, was born in Hampden, Maine (on the Penobscot River), the daughter of Joseph Dix, a minister, and Mary her early years Dorothea shared a small cottage with her parents and two younger brothers.

Because her family was quite poor, she often traveled to Boston to live with her grandparents. Dorothea Dix was a self-educated woman who had several successful careers, but she is best known for laying the foundation for humane and therapeutic care of the mentally ill.

Her efforts still shape the care given in mental institutions today. Dorothea Lynde Dix was born inthe eldest of three children.

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Dorothea Lynde Dix (Dix, Dorothea Lynde, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Dix, Dorothea Lynde, Conversations on Common Things: or, Guide to Knowledge, With Questions (third edition; Boston: Munroe and Francis, ) (multiple formats at Google) Dix, Dorothea Lynde, Memorial of.

Dorothea Lynde Dix was an American activist on behalf of the indigent mentally ill 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. One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix, a Novel Picture Credit One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix by Jane Kirkpatrick is a historical novel based off of the true life story of Dorothea Dix.

The start of the book drew me into Dorothea's life as I watched her grow from a young girl to a woman/5. Dorothea Dix played an instrumental role in the founding or expansion of more than 30 hospitals for the treatment of the mentally ill.

She was a leading figure in those national and international movements that challenged the idea that people with mental disturbances could not be cured or by: 8.

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Dorothea Dix, in full Dorothea Lynde Dix, (born April 4,Hampden, District of Maine, Massachusetts [now in Maine], U.S.—died JTrenton, New Jersey), American educator, social reformer, and humanitarian whose devotion to the welfare of the mentally ill led to widespread reforms in the United States and abroad.

Dix, Dorothea Lynde,American National Red Cross, Nursing -- History, Mental health -- History, Nurses -- Biography Publisher Boston, Houghton, Mifflin Company Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor University of California Libraries Language EnglishPages: This article examines the contributions of Dorothea Dix and Jane Addams to American social reform in terms of the political and ultimately philosophical commitments of American culture.

As social reformers, both Dix and Addams belong to one side of a basic bipolarity in American liberalism, in which their common concern with cultural standards and individual self-development sharply divides Cited by:. Dorothea Dix, an activist who served in the Civil War as Superintendent of Female Nurses, also worked for reform of treatment for the mentally ill.

Selected Dorothea Dix Quotes • "I think even lying on my bed I can still do something.".Biography: Where did Dorothea Dix grow up? Dorothea Dix was born in Hampden, Maine on April 4, She had a difficult childhood as her father was gone much of the time and her mother suffered from depression.

As the oldest child, she took care of the family's small one room cabin and helped to raise her younger siblings.An influential lobbyist as well as a paragon of the doctrine of female benevolence, Dorothea Dix vividly illustrated the complexities of the 'separate spheres' of politics and femininity.

An activist who disdained the women's rights and antislavery movements, Dix, an old-line Whig, sought to promote national harmony and became the only New England social reformer to work successfully in the.