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Dorothea Dix: Advocate for Mental Health Careby Muckenhoupt, Margaret
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Retail Price: $28.00
Issue: Fall 2004
Margaret Muckenhoupt's biography of social activist Dorothea Dix is a part of Oxford University Press's series of short biographies, Oxford Portraits. Dix lived through most of the 19th century and is primarily remembered for her role in improving health care for people with mental illnesses, she also served as a Union nurse and was a best-selling author.