Dorothea Dix was well know in Washington D.C. Dorothea lived in Maine, then she moved to Worcester, Massachusetts and she went back and forth from Worcester to Washington
Dorothea Dix requested a hospital for the mentally ill and congress accepted it in 1852.
I would like to request a hospital for the mentally ill.
We will accept it.
Dorothea stared a little school for girls and she also started a hospital. She helped the mentally ill, she was a teacher, she was a author and she was the superintendent of nurses during the civil war .
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In 1881 Dorothea took up residence at the hospital she had founded 40 years earlier in Trenton, New Jersey, and died there on July 7, 1887.
She helped the nation because 30 hospitals opened for the mentally ill because of her.
I founded 30 hospitals for the mentally ill
There was 978 "lunatics" while the two facilities had space for only 353 patients . That left 272 mentally ill poeple without a facility .