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Dorothea Dix
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Birthday 4 April, 1802
Birthplace Hampden, ME
Died 17 July, 1887
Place of Death Trenton, NJ
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
Occupation Activist
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Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, 1802 – July 17, 1887) was an American advocate on behalf of the indigent mentally ill who, through a vigorous and sustained program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first generation of American mental asylums. During the Civil War, she served as a Superintendent of Army Nurses.

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