He had severe asthma, and tended to catch colds easily, develop coughs and fevers, and suffer from nausea and diarrhea. His voice was reedy, and remained so even in adulthood.

He became malnourished and was often forced by his asthma to sleep sitting up in chairs.

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I would like to introduce Alfred Adler by talking about someone Adler never knew: Theodore Roosevelt.

Born to Martha and Theodore Senior in Manhattan on October 27, 1858, he was said to be a particularly beautiful baby who needed no help entering his new world.

He was full of curiosity about nature and would lead expeditions of cousins to find mice, squirrels, snakes, frogs, and anything else that could be dissected or pickled.

His repeated confinement when his asthma flared up turned him to books, which he devoured throughout his life.

Is the drive that Roosevelt had peculiar to him, or is it something that lies in each of us?

These kinds of questions intrigued a young Viennese physician named Alfred Adler, and led him to develop his theory, called Individual Psychology.

When he was thirteen, he became aware of another defect of his: When he found that he couldn't hit anything with the rifle his father had given him.

When friends read a billboard to him -- he didn't realize it had writing on it -- it was discovered that he was terribly nearsighted!

She was an intellectual and social activist who had come from Russia to study in Vienna.