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(1954). Ruth Burr—1891-1953. Psychoanal Q., 23:151.

(1954). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 23:151

Ruth Burr—1891-1953

With the sudden, unexpected death of Doctor Ruth Burr, on December 14, 1953, at the age of sixty-two, the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute lost a devoted member.

Dr. Burr was born in Sacramento, California, where her family had lived for several generations. She graduated from the University of California Medical School in 1920 and began to specialize in psychiatry at the State Hospital of Warren, Pennsylvania, in 1927. Her analytic training was begun at the London Institute of Psychoanalysis in 1929 where she spent two and one half years, and was resumed in Boston in 1933. Dr. Burr became a member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society in 1942, and of the American Psychoanalytic Association in 1943.

During the Second World War she was an active contributor to the work of the Clinic of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute.

Dr. Burr's major professional work during her last twenty years in Boston was her private practice in which she demonstrated a fine talent and unflagging patience in the treatment of some especially difficult cases.

Dr. Burr will be remembered as a kind, generous person of rare integrity and as a skilled psychoanalyst who was deeply and effectively devoted to her patients.

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