Dorothea Dix

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Noun1.Dorothea Dix - United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
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The third individual is social activist Dorothea Dix (1802-1887).
Well-known personalities, such as Jonathan Edwards, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Dorothea Dix, Thomas Edison, Frank Hague, and Albert Einstein appear in the narrative, while the contributors also mine new and existing sources to incorporate fully scholarship on women, minorities, and immigrants.
In the 1840s, activist Dorothea Dix lobbied for better living conditions for individuals with varied mental conditions after witnessing the dangerous and unhealthy conditions in which individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities were housed in jails.
But groups such as the ExNurse's Association of the District of Columbia, founded by Dorothea Dix in 1881, and the National Association of Army Nurses, which grew out of Dix's organization, set their sights elsewhere.
The corrections profession has been on the defensive since 1841, when Dorothea Dix exposed the horrendous conditions in American prisons, and for good reason.
Local theatre actors portraying area historical figures including Sir Walter Raleigh and Dorothea Dix, will be on hand to provide entertainment and interact with guests.
Confinement remained the norm until activist Dorothea Dix advocated for care and treatment of the mentally ill in the 1840s.
In place of human stories, the author emphasizes Civil War battles, omitting Dorothea Dix, the U.S.
It was Dorothea Dix (1802-1887) who motivated a revolution in how people with disabilities were viewed and treated in the United States (Carey 2009).
Into this milieu stepped Dorothea Dix, a social reformer and advocate for "the helpless and forgotten" who would be pronounced by Charles Sumner as "herself alone a whole Prison Discipline Society" (Brown, 1998, p.
Payson, minister from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, recalled the 19th century crusades of Dorothea Dix, who grew up in Worcester and fought for an end to cruel treatment of impoverished insane people and prisoners in state jails as he condemned the shackling of women in labor here.