Alexandra Adler

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Alexandra Adler (September 24, 1901 – January 4, 2001) was an Austrian neurologist and the daughter of psychoanalyst Alfred Adler. She has been described as one of the "leading systematizers and interpreters" of Adlerian psychology.[1] In 1937, Adler and Tracy Jackson Putnam conducted a study on a brain of a multiple sclerosis victim. Illustrations from the study are frequently used in medical literature.[1] Adler's detailed studies on 500 survivors of the Cocoanut Grove fire is noted as some of the earliest research on posttraumatic stress disorder.[1] Her sister was Socialist activist Valentine Adler.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Vande Kemp, Hendrika (Spring 2003). "Alexandra Adler, 1901-2001" (reprint). The Feminist Psychologist (Society for the Psychology of Women) 30 (2). Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Adler, Valentine (1898–1942)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale Research Inc. Retrieved 10 January 2013. (subscription required)