Dorothea Dix

While Dorothea Dix was not from North Carolina, nor did she stay long in our state. her work on behalf of those with mental illness has had a lasting impact on the state.  The state's first psychiatric hosptial bore her name.  Here  are some links  with more information about this remarkable woman.

https://docsouth.unc.edu/highlights/dix.html

https://onlinenursing.duq.edu/online-msn-fnp-program/look-famous-nurses-history/

https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/dix-dorothea