Dorothea Dix By: Katie Kleinert
Born-April 4, 1802 Died-July 17, 1887
"In a world where there is so much to be done,i felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do." ~ Dorothea Dix
Dorothea Dix ministered at East Cambridge Jail in 1841
Dorothea Dix established many mental hospitals all over the country
Dorothea Dix was a Civil War nurse
-she worked as a civil war nurse in1861 -she didnt have much experience so they had to train her -when she was trained, she trained other nurses
"In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do."
"I come to present the strong claims of suffering humanity. I come to place before the Legislature of Massachusetts the condition of the miserable, the desolate, the outcast. I come as the advocate of helpless, forgotten, insane men and women; of beings sunk to a condition from which the unconcerned world would start with real horror."
"I think even lying on my bed I can still do something."
Dorothea Dix took many risks throughout her life