April 4, 1802

“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.

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