Posted Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8:49:49 AM
Haven on the Hill: A History of North Carolina’s Dorothea Dix Hospital by Marjorie O’Rorke.
This is an historical account of events from the 1848 legislative authorization to fund and build the state’s first mental hospital to the ongoing debate over the property’s future in the early 21st century. The author’s narrative includes the personal stories of those who served the patients as well as thoughtful analysis of the trends and developments that defined the hospital as an institution. North Carolina Office of Archives and History