MISS DOROTHEA L. DIX And Her Life - Work. Dorothea Lynde - Subject. Kennard Dix, Caroline Augusta, 1802 - 1887.

MISS DOROTHEA L. DIX And Her Life - Work.

(n. p.): [1888]. 1st Printing. 24 pp. 7-7/8" x 4-7/8". Printed pale green paper covers, stapled. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning, light soiling to covers. Small ink smudge to upper margin of p. 1. A VG+ copy. Item #50403

Dix "was an American advocate on behalf of the indigent mentally ill who, through a vigorous and sustained program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first generation of American mental asylums. During the Civil War, she served as a Superintendent of Army Nurses." [Wiki]

The text of this booklet primarily describes Dix's work to better conditions in the asylums and almshouses, quoting from her letters and enumerating accomplishments thereto.

Fairly scarce publication, with OCLC recording only 8 institutional holdings.

Price: $475.00