Seduction of the Innocent

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Amereon House, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 400 pages
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Dr. Wertham was senior psychiatrist for the Department of Hospitals in New York City. This book, thoroughly documented by facts and cases, gives the substance of Dr. Wertham's expert opinion on the effects that comic books have on the minds and behavior of children who come in contact with them. Reprint of the 1954 edition with a new comprehensive Introduction by James E. Reibman, Ph.D.

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Review: Seduction of the Innocent: The Influence of Comic Books on Today's Youth

User Review  - David Monteith-Hodge - Goodreads

An interesting look into the 1950's and comic books effect on Children and their development. Read full review

Review: Seduction of the Innocent: The Influence of Comic Books on Today's Youth

User Review  - Serge Pierro - Goodreads

This was a classic tome in its day. It led to the closing of comic book companies at the height of their popularity. When read today it seems bizarre - even comical, but it was serious business back ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

Senior psychicatrist for Department of Hospitals for NYC from 1932 to 1952, directed the mental hygience clinics at Bellevue Hospital and Queens Hospital Center and was in charge of the Court of General Sessions Psychiatric Clinic.

Dr. Reibman teaches litereature and media studies at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. A specialist on law and literature, he has published on legal writings of the Scottish Enlighenment and on Samuel Johnson and his circle. He is the biographer of Fredric Wertham and is co-editor of the forthcoming Fredric Wertham Reader.

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