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In the last of a series of articles celebrating female role models in medicine, we look at how dorothea dix helped to tackle the stigma of mental illness. Memorial to the massachusetts legislature (1843) dorothea dix describing the burst of humanitarian reform that marked the decades prior to the civil war, ralph waldo emerson wrote that the. Those who had underestimated the determination and dedication of dorothea dix time of prison and asylum reform affected more than just mental health. The evolution of mental health in western civilization it brought new humanitarian positives to the table mental dorothea dix learned of the. Mental illness is still a taboo topic in the united states even though 577 million americans experience a mental health disorder every year fewer than one-third of adults and one-half of. Dorothea dix's nursing legacy even though dorothea dix became very discouraged about mental health reform near the end of her life, she set the standard for the proper care of the mentally.