Dorothea Dix, 1802 – 1887

Dorothea Dix

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-9797

  • Known For: Advocate for the mentally ill; Civil War nurse
  • Maine Connection: Born in Hampden, Maine and spent early years there

Resources

Selected Books

  • Dorothea Dix: Advocate for Mental Health Care by Margaret Muckenhoupt, c2003.
  • Dorothea Dix: New England Reformer, by Thomas J. Brown, 1998.
  • Voice for the Mad: the Life of Dorothea Dix by David Gollaher, c1995.
  • Life of Dorothea Lynde Dix by Francis Tiffany, 1992.
  • The Lady and the President: the Letters of Dorothea Dix & Millard Fillmore by Charles M. Snyder, c1975.

Selected Books for Young Adults and Children

  • Dorothea Dix: Advocate for Mental Health Care by Margaret Muckenhoupt, c2003. -Dorothea Dix: Crusader for the Mentally Ill by Amy Paulson Herstek, c2001.

Selected Websites