Dorothea Dix

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Dorothea Dix United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
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Usage

In literature:

Dorothea Dix born 1802.
"Leaves of Life" by Margaret Bird Steinmetz
Neither Dorothea Dix nor Clara Barton ever asked for a pension.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Dorothea Dix revolutionized the care of the insane in the United States.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
Dorothea L. Dix is a native of Worcester, Mass.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
It was from Dr. Channing that Dorothea Lynde Dix drank in this theory with passionate faith, and proceeded at once to convert it into action.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Dr. Dix died in 1809, when Dorothea was seven years old.
"Daughters of the Puritans" by Seth Curtis Beach
Dix, Dorothea, i, 479, ii, 12.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
DIX, DOROTHEA, work in war, 239.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
He aided Dorothea Dix in her heroic efforts to improve the condition of the insane.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Up to the time of Dorothea Dix's interest, no one had seemed to bother his head about prisoners and insane people.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
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In news:

Honored in the nursing profession as an American scholar, educator, and crusader, Dorothea Lynde Dix earned universal renown for her interest, activity, and pioneer work for reform of mental institutions and psychiatric care.
The supporters of the proposal approved by the Council of State Tuesday to turn the Dorothea Dix property into a destination park for the city of Raleigh call the plan bold and visionary, a big idea.
Key decisions are expected on a proposal to turn the 325-acre Dorothea Dix Hospital campus in Raleigh into a park.
Members of North Carolina's Council of State and Raleigh's City Council are set to vote Tuesday on a deal to turn the 325-acre Dorothea Dix Hospital campus into a park.
With the closing of Dorothea Dix, and the lack of Medicaid coverage, many with mental illnesses (some severe) are worried about being kicked out onto the street in 2013.
All along, a stumbling block to repurposing the Dorothea Dix Hospital campus has been what, if anything, to do with the 1,400 or so state government employees now assigned there.
On Tuesday, the North Carolina Council of State is expected to vote on the future of the Dorothea Dix campus.
(AP) — Key decisions are expected on a proposal to turn the 325-acre Dorothea Dix Hospital campus in Raleigh into a park.
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