Dorothea Dix: Advocate for Mental Health Care

Dorothea Dix: Advocate for Mental Health Care

by Margaret Muckenhoupt

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ISBN-13: 9780190284602
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/08/2004
Series: Oxford Portraits
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 835 KB

About the Author

Meg Muckenhoupt has written articles on travel in Boston and local environmental issues for The Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, Boston Magazine and the Time Out Boston guide. Her book Sigmund Freud: Explorer of the Unconscious (Oxford University Press) won the American Academy of Sciences 1998 Best science Books for Junior High and High school readers, and has been translated into seven languages. She holds a certificate in Field Botany from the New England Wild Flower Society.

Table of Contents

1A Girl Begins Her Lonely Journey7
2"The World Is My Home"15
Mother Explains a Factory20
3A Teacher and an Author25
Student Letters28
"I Am Now Obliged to Refuse You the Desired Gratification"36
4Beginning the Great Work40
Moral Treatment47
5"I Shall Be Obliged to Speak with Great Plainness"51
"I Tell What I Have Seen!"53
Astonishing Tenacity of Life60
6Moral Treatment for Prisoners67
"I Would Not Have the Officers Become Preachers"69
7A Veto at Home, a Welcome in Europe81
8A Model of Charity for the South91
9The American Florence Nightingale98
War Work104
10More Travel, More Battles111
Afterword117
Chronology120
Further Reading122
Index124

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