Dorothy Burlingham’s life has to be put in the perspective appropriate to the history of analysis. She came to Freud’s circle only in 1925; by then the most creative period in Freud’s life was past, and he was already in his last, dying phase. Although Dorothy wrote on blind children and helped on Anna Freud’s Hampstead Index, she did not go on to introduce anything major to psychoanalytic thought, and she had, except for Tom Freeman, few notable pupils. But she did become, almost immediately after arriving in Vienna, Anna Freud’s most intimate friend, and because of that alone she was closely tied to the history of the movement until her death in 1979, three years before Anna Freud’s own end.