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Noun: Dix  diks
  1. United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
    - Dorothea Dix, Dorothea Lynde Dix

Type of: crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer

Encyclopedia: Dix, NE