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Dorothea Dix
Date Issued: 1983-09-23
Postage Value: 1 cents

Commemorative issue
Great Americans Series
Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Lynde Dix was a social reformer who worked to improve the institutional treatment of the mentally ill. Her crusading investigations led to the establishment or expansion of state mental hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. She also made major recommendations with regard to penology. Dix was superintendent of Union army nurses during the Civil War.

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