Dorothea Dix Achievements

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Skylar Dishman
Mrs. Stout/Dr. Shadden-Cobb
ELA/Social Studies
8 May 2017
Dorothea Lynde Dix Dorothea Lynde Dix was a woman who had accomplished much in her life. Not only did her achievements help people with mental illnesses during that time, but also significantly changed the treatment of mentally-ill patients today. Dorothea Dix was born on April 4, 1802 in the hometown of Hampen in Maine. She was the first child of three born to Joseph Dix and Mary Bigelow Dix. Her mother was unhealthy and her father was an abusive alcoholic. Despite his addiction, he was an itinerant Methodist preacher. Although he was not in very good shape, he still taught Dorothea to read and write before going to school to be ahead of the others. This influenced
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