DIX, Dorothea Lynde [1802-1887] -- American philanthropist and reformer
Champion of decent conditions for treatment of the insane.
The product of a broken home, and a "difficult" childhood,
perhaps including physical abuse at the hand of her ne'er-do-well father,
she left home at the tender age of twelve.
From that moment, she did all she could do to expunge her childhood from memory and record.
In all her extant papers, for example, her father's name appears only once,
in a short note on his vital statistics.
She never married.
Bookmarks (off-site links)
- Dix, Dorothea
- DIX, DOROTHEA LYNDE. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000
- Works by
- Memorial to the Massachusetts Legislature Her address to the Massachusetts Legislature
- Works about
- Chronology of Psychology: Addenda
- Dorothea Dix by Jenn Bumb
- The Women of The Hall - Dorothea Dix
- Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802 – 1887) Humanitarian Reform and its contribution to the history of psychology, by Alison Foley, Simon Fraser University
- Dorothea Dix: Finding Her Calling - Suite101.com
- Dorothea Lynde Dix
- Dorothea Dix
- Dix, Dorothea Lynde Encyclopædia Britannica
- Real Women in Health Care
- DOROTHEA LYNDE DIX
- Three Inspiring Women
- Civil War period
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- Unitarianism Dix was a Unitarian Universalist (UU)
- Period pieces
From books or journals published in her lifetime
- Notable Women: Dorothea Dix by Mary S. Robinson: pp. 468-472, in The Century; a popular quarterly. / Volume 45, Issue 3; Jan 1893
- Excerpts, quotations
- Dorothea Lynde Dix: A Woman Ahead of Her Time By Janet Eddy Ordway, M.D.
- Memorials and tributes
- Bibliographies and Link Farms
- IMDb character search Films in which she is portrayed