Dorothea Dix

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United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill

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to noon at Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center located in Bangor Maine and April 30, 2015 10:00 p.
To do otherwise is to perpetuate the kind of environment that Dorothea Dix spent her lifeblood trying to deal with in this commonwealth,'' he said.
Raynor referred not just to the incident with the patient, but to everything, from the hospital's Gothic style to the hospital's name, which Sedaris calls Dorothea Dix Sanitarium in his essay.
Northerners such as Dorothea Dix, the crusader for the reform of mental institutions and later superintendent of female nurses for the Union during the war; Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, whom President Lincoln called "the woman that wrote the book that caused this war"; Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave who helped operate the "underground railroad"; and many others enjoy excellent sidebar treatment too.
A bit more editorial pressure might have turned up sculptor Maya Lin, dancer Maria Tallchief, women's health advocate Margaret Sanger, TV producer Lucille Ball, astronaut Sally Ride, singer Marian Anderson, and federal appointee Dorothea Dix.
Dorothea Dix and Jane Addams stand out for their influential work during the period of dual federalism.
Unfortunately, the very demand for more public asylums ginned up by do-gooders like Dorothea Dix in the mid-19th century led to the medicalization and professionalization of mental institutions.
As you travel through time you meet such well known figures as Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton as they advance the task of nursing to the level of a profession.
In this spotlight feature you'll find biographies on inspiring women such as Gloria Steinem and Dorothea Dix, as well as featured sites on the women of NASA and World War II.
McFarlane was elected mayor of Raleigh in December 2011 after serving on the Raleigh City Council since 2007 and is leading the city's efforts to secure the Dorothea Dix property as a destination park for Raleigh and the state.
Lee; abolitionist and women's suffragist Abby Kelley Foster, a Worcester native; Civil War superintendent of nursing Dorothea Dix, and Oxford-native Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
The new center, located on the grounds of the historic Dorothea Dix campus, which is next to the university, offers full-service child care and education for infants through preschoolers and features small class sizes, teachers trained in early childhood education, and a fun curriculum in science, language, and arts.
At Dorothea Dix Hospital in North Carolina, only 18 patients and 2 staff members died as a result of the flu, and only 317 patients had the flu.
The silence of this hidden tragedy is reminiscent of the Dorothea Dix era of over 150 years ago.
of the Dorothea Dix State Psychiatric Hospital, Raleigh, N.