Dorothea Dix Research Paper

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Dorothea Dix was born in Hampden, Maine in 1802. Her father was an itinerant Methodist preacher, so he wasn’t really at home. Her mother suffered from debilitating bouts of depression. With these harsh family conditions, Dorothea was the “mom” of the house, being the oldest of three, she had to start caring for her family at a young age. She had a hefty passion for books and loved to learn new things, her teacher was her dad, an alcoholic and volatile man, he taught her to read and write. With this family, Dorothea had a rough beginning to her life. She started her first career as a teacher, but she had a temporary setback. She had very poor health, she would get ill very often, therefore, she had to take frequent breaks from her career as
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