Portrait of Dorothea Dix

Portrait of Dorothea Dix

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Credit: US NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Portrait of Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-87), American humanitarian. Dix made a lifetime study of mental illness in the US. She was largely responsible for the acceptance of mental illnesses as defineable diseases, and that they could be responsive to some treatments. Dix also established the first specialist mental hospitals in America.

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