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Published: 08 April 2004

128 Pages | 39 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195129212

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Dorothea Dix

Advocate for Mental Health Care

Margaret Muckenhoupt

Oxford Portraits

  • Dorothea Dix single-handedly transformed the U.S. system of mental health care in the 19th century.
  • Follows her journey from state to state, describing the hideous suffering people who were both poor and mentally ill endured at the hands of their captors.
  • Shows how her tireless research and personal lobbying of legislators led to construction of asylums for the mentally ill in state after state.

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