Dorothea Lynde Dix

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Noun1.Dorothea Lynde 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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Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) was an author, teacher and reformer.
Partly a poetic biography of Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-87), partly the portrait of an epoch, An Elastic State of Mind resonates between character and author in an intimate and subtle construct.
Dorothea Lynde Dix was born April 4, 1802, in Hampden, Maine; she died July 17, 1887, and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.