In Instant Gratification #1, 1979, Dr. Wertham said,
One of the many things I learned after Seduction of the Innocent was published was the enormous power of the distributor.
When SotI was first published I quickly received a very angry letter -- perhaps the angriest letter I ever received --
saying, "How could you sell a mutilated book!" I didn't even know what he was talking about. I hadn't even looked carefully at
my own copy. You see, I had quite a bit of legal advice on SotI. The book was absolutely libel-proof. But apparently Mr.
Rinehart, the publisher, was threatened by the distributors who said that Rinehart's books would be boycotted. As a compromise
at the last moment and without my knowledge, he took out the bibliography.