The civil rights leader Dorothea Dix died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
American mental health activist credited with the creation of the first American mental asylums. She served as the Superintendent of Army Nurses during the American Civil War.
She was the eldest of three children born to her parents.
I was early taught by sorrow to shed tears, and now when sudden joy lights up, or any unexpected sorrow strikes my heart, I find it difficult to repress the full and swelling tide of feeling.
Those who do wrong very often think others are censuring them, when they are not even thought of.
I have had so much at heart. Defeated, not conquered; disappointed, not discouraged. I have but to be more energetic and more faithful in the difficult and painful vocation to which my life is devoted.
Know,’ says a wise writer, the historian of kings, ‘Know the men that are to be trusted’; but how is this to be? The possession of knowledge involves both time and opportunities. Neither of these are ‘handservants at command.’
Why not, when it can be done without exposure or expense, let me rescue some of America’s miserable children from vice and guilt?