Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Dix

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  • Dorothea Dix was born on April 4, 1802. She was best known for being the superintendent of nurses for the union army during the civil war.
  • Dorothea was only 39 when she took the job to teach the inmates at east Cambridge Prison in 1841.
  • "you may take the job"
  • " i would like to apply for this job"
  • Dorothea was a famous nurse who fought for the rights of individuals with mental illnesses. She later on shared her war experiences and wrote about them.
  • "do not worry, you'll be okay"
  • Even though Dorothea's dad was prone to alcohol and depression, he still helped her with reading and writing.
  • This is how you pronounce 'okay', "ōˈkā"
  • can you help me pronounce okay?
  • Dorothea helped the nation because at least 30 hospitals opened and 15 schools opened after her.
  • I founded at least 30 mental hospitals and 15 schools.
  • Dorothea was not only a nurse, she was also a teacher, author and a reformer.
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