Where Helen Keller's family lived, there were no resources for the blind and the deaf. Where did Helen's parents take her to see a famous eye doctor?

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In Chapter III, Keller writes that her father heard about a famous doctor named Dr. Chisholm in Baltimore and took her to see him in the summer of 1886. The doctor, who was an oculist, said he could not help, but that he knew that Keller could be educated. He sent the family to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell in Washington, D.C. for a referral to a school. Keller's father felt disappointed with Dr. Chisholm's message but brought his daughter to Washington to see Alexander Graham Bell. Bell then referred the family to Mr. Anagnos, who is the director of the Perkins Institution, a school for the blind in Boston. Helen Keller's father wrote to the Perkins Institution, and they sent a teacher, Anne Sullivan, to teach Keller at her house in March of 1887. This is the beginning of her education. 

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