Voice for the Mad: The Life of Dorothea Dix

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With vivid and sometimes horrifying detail, Gollaher describes the tireless determination of mental health crusader Dorothea Dix, as she traveled on her own throughout the country visiting jails, prisons, asylums, and almshouses in a heroic effort on behalf of the indigent insane. Photos.

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Describing in detail the conditions she witnessed in jails, prisons, and asylums, a biography of Dorothy Dix documents her crusade to help the impoverished mentally ill by lobbying legislatures and soliciting funds that ultimately created thirty state asylums.

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