Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Dix

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  • I'm Dorothea Lynde Dix, I was in charge of the nursing staff for the Union in the civil war.
  • After a trip to the East Cambridge Jail, I saw how terrible the prisoners were treated, and decided to make a change.
  • Thanks Dorothea
  • My efforts in reform sure did pay off, in the end 32 mental institutes were built along with numerous schools.
  • She was the first woman ever to serve in such a high federally appointed role
  • Understanding what I accomplished is important because without my work the reform possibly could have never happened
  • I personally interviewed all of the nurses
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