Haven on the Hill

The History of North Carolina's Dorothea Dix Hospital

By Marjorie O'Rorke

Haven on the Hill

336 pp., 8.5 x 11, 68 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6332-1
    Published: January 2009

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Haven on the Hill tells the story of Dix Hill (or Dorothea Dix Hospital, as it became known in 1959) from Dorothea Lynde Dix’s investigative trip to North Carolina in 1848 to the debate over the property’s future following the proposed closing of the hospital in the early 21st century.

About the Author

Marjorie Lehman O'Rorke holds a bachelor's degree in history from Oberlin College and a master's degree in nursing from the Yale University School of Nursing. During her career as a nurse, Mrs. O'Rorke has been a head nurse, instructor, and supervisor in medical/surgical nursing. Since 1961, she has volunteered at Dorothea Dix Hospital.
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