Dix (dĭks), Dorothea Lynde 1802-1887.
American philanthropist, reformer, and educator who was a pioneer in the movement for specialized treatment of the mentally ill.
(click for a larger image)Dorothea Dix
1868 portrait by Samuel Bell Waugh
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