Who is Dorothea Linde Dix ?
Dorothea Linde Dix (1802-1887) was a school teacher that became shocked when she saw the “places” where mental patients were locked up and the treat them received.
Dorothea Linde Dix wrote a report (famous in the Psychiatry History) about mental hospital and sent it to Massachusetts authorities in 1843.
Through her activities, twenty states built modern mental hospital, and extended the facilities of a total of thirty-two hospitals in USA, Canada and British Isles. Among these was the famous “Government Hospital for the Insane” at Washington D.C.
(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)