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Dahlberg, C.C. (1969). Mrs. Lloyd Merrill. Contemp. Psychoanal., 5(2):183-184.

(1969). Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 5(2):183-184

Mrs. Lloyd Merrill

Charles Clay Dahlberg, M.D.

PROBABLY HALF of the graduates of the Institute knew LLOYD MERRILL well. She died mercifully fast on April 25, 1969.

Lloyd came to us about twenty years ago. The mother of two adolescent boys, she was looking for a further interest in life. From Ralph Crowley's office assistant, she became his administrator in the beginning Low Cost Psychoanalytic Service. While nursing that baby along, she soon started mothering the Institute proper as registrar. At this post she remained until shortly before we moved into our new building. Her husband, Eugene, became a trustee and served outstandingly for many years.

I am not suggesting that this was a case of the tail wagging the dog. The Merrills were a devoted couple who shared interests, joys, troubles, and problems. What involved Lloyd involved Gene and what involved Gene, Lloyd. There was no question about that and no conflict.

When I think of her, two qualities come especially to mind—devotion and involvement.

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