"And children grow up where the shadows falling From wall and window have the lights exiled, And know not that without the flowers are calling Unto a day of distance, wind and wild." —Rainer Maria Rilke
This blog is the result of seven years of scientific investigation conducted by myself, Dr. Fredric Wertham. I have had long experience in technical research and was the first psychiatrist to be awarded a fellowship by the National Research Council. From my studies on the brain came an authoritative textbook, THE BRAIN AS AN ORGAN, used all over the world. My clinical investigations resulted in the discovery of a new mental disease now incorporated in leading psychiatric textbooks.
I was senior psychiatrist for the Department of Hospitals in New York City from 1932 to 1952, directed the mental hygeine clinics at Bellevue Hospital and Queens Hospital Center, and was in charge of the Court of General Sessions Psychiatric Clinic. For over twenty-five years I have been giving expert opinion in medico-legal cases. My advice has been sought by defense counsels, district attorneys, judges and legislators. My views have been discussed before
state and Federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
An "expert opinion" by a psychiatrist is an opinion based on facts, facts that can be demonstrated and proved.