1983 1¢ Dorothea Dix
Issue Date: September 23, 1983
City: Hampden, Maine
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
Perforations: 11 x 10 ½
Repulsed by the inhumane treatment of the mentally ill, Dorothea Dix launched a lifelong campaign in 1841 to win relief for the insane and the retarded. During her crusade, she founded 32 mental institutions and improved more than 100 others.
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