Medicine: Puddles of Blood

"The villain threatens to flog the half-naked heroine. . . . The beautiful girl is beaten to death on a sacrificial altar. . The men are stabbed and have their arms, legs and heads cut off. . . . The bride is kidnaped. . . . Fists that smash against faces settle all problems."

These are typical scenes from the so-called "comic books." What is such stuff doing to the minds of U.S. children? Determined to find out, the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy last week held a symposium in Manhattan on "The Psychopathology of Comic

Books." Specialists were asked to give...

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