Dorothea L. Dix (1802-1887) was an actively engaged citizen who tirelessly advocated for help for the less fortunate, particularly the mentally ill. Use the resources below to learn more.
Memorial soliciting a state hospital for the insane Dorothea Dix 1845
Daughters of the Puritans; a group of brief biographies (including Dorothea Dix) 1905
Dorothea Dix brief biography U.S. National Library of Medicine
Dorothea Dix: Mental Health Reformer and Civil War Nurse Smithsonian Institution Archives
“Miss Dorothea L. Dix” The Tri-Weekly Standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 06 April 1867
A Walking Tour of St. Elizabeths Hospital In Custodia Legis blog June 27, 2014