Her full name was Dorothea Lynde Dix? Dix worked closely with Dr. Thomas Kirkbride, a Philadelphia physician whose philosophy for building and running hospitals to treat the insane was known as ?The Kirkbride Plan.? The New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum was the first Kirkbride Plan hospital to be built; it is now known as the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital? Dix never married and had no children? She served as Superintendent of Nurses for the Union Army during the Civil War.
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