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Dorothea Dix Advocate for Mental Health Care (Oxford Portraits) by Margaret Muckenhoupt

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7388823M
ISBN 100195129210
ISBN 109780195129212
OCLC/WorldCa53098957

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Synopsis. Born in Hampden, Maine, in , Dorothea Dix was a social reformer whose 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 in , the 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 .