Eissler, K. R.
- Edward L. Lach, Jr.
Eissler, K. R. (02 July 1908–17 February 1999), psychoanalyst, was born Kurt Robert Eissler in Vienna, Austria, the son of Robert Joseph Eissler and Alice Wurmfeld Eissler. (It is not known what his parents did for a living.) He earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Vienna in 1934, with a thesis on the constancy of visual configurations in the variations of objects and their representation. Eissler continued his academic studies—in medicine—at the university, and was awarded a medical degree in 1937. He married Ruth Selke in 1936; the couple had no children....