To the Editor: There are four valuable aspects to the recent documentation by David J. Lynn, M.D., and George E. Vaillant, M.D., of Freud’s frequent departures from anonymity, neutrality, and confidentiality in his clinical practice. First, it sheds an informed light on a less recognized facet of our profession’s history. Second, the authors’ demonstration that Freud worked in an emotionally expressive and behaviorally resilient manner is a useful corrective to the caricature of psychoanalytic technique made by the lay public and, unfortunately, even by some psychiatrists and psychoanalysts. Third, the article by Drs. Lynn and Vaillant is useful in reminding us that noninterpretive elements (e.g., warmth, support, acceptance) contribute heavily to the beneficial results of even those psychotherapies that rely on interpretive techniques. Finally, the authors’ contribution is respectable because they avoid the temptation to speculate regarding Freud’s reasons or motives (which could have included his pioneering and triumphant status in the field, his character, the particular era in the history of psychotherapy, etc.) regarding his departures from the techniques he officially deemed desirable.