Tag Archives: Dorothea Dix

Passionate Crusader

Many of the women I’ve written about have endured arduous travel to advance their life work, including Dorothea Lynde Dix, the passionate crusader for the humane treatment of people with mental illness & the subject of my first biography, “Breaking … Continue reading

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It is time

Today–April 4–in 1802, the subject of my first biography–Dorothea Lynde Dix was born. Having grown up on the grounds of a state mental hospital where my father was a psychiatrist, it’s not surprising that I was drawn to write Breaking … Continue reading

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Friendships

Friendships were important in the lives of all the historic women I’ve written about. Dorothea Dix, fierce advocate for humane treatment of people with mental illness and head of Civil War nurses, wrote in a poem for her lifelong friend … Continue reading

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