Jornal de Psicanálise
version ISSN 0103-5835
In this biographical text about Virgínia Leone Bicudo we bring major aspects and data regarding her life, some still not made public, based on the material kept by the Divisão de Documentação e Pesquisa da História da Psicanálise da Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise de São Paulo. The report starts from a survey of her family roots, goes on with her childhood environment, her majoring and studies both as a sociologist and as a psychoanalyst, career that prevailed in a second moment; observes her significant role in the constitution and development of psychoanalysis in Brazil.
Keywords : Psychoanalysis; Sociology; Virgínia Bicudo; Durval Marcondes; Racial prejudice.