The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child CareBenjamin Spock's revolutionary book about how to raise children was first published on July 14, Benjamin Spock first began learning about children as he grew up, helping take care of his five younger siblings. Spock earned his medical degree at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in and focused on pediatrics. However, Spock thought he could help children even more if he understood psychology, so he spent six years studying at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Spock spent many years working as a pediatrician but had to give up his private practice in when he joined the U.
Dr. Spock's "The Common Book of Baby and Child Care"
For sixty-five years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock. But while children never change, issues and concerns do. Robert Needlman, himself a top-notch pediatrician, has newly updated and expanded this timeless classic to speak to any pa. Robert Needlman, himself a top-notch pediatrician, has newly updated and expanded this timeless classic to speak to any parent who is raising children in our rapidly changing world.
Sixty-five years ago today, one of the most revolutionary books in American history was published. True, Dr. Benjamin Spock's Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care probably didn't look like much when it first came out in — just in time for the baby boom. But with his conversational tone and his concise, practical tips on everything from toilet-training to calming a colicky baby, Spock helped to usher in a new era of American home life. Spock was, as TIME noted in the doctor's obituary in , "one of the most famous and controversial figures of his century. He singlehandedly changed the way parents raise their children. Today the book is still in print, although it now goes by the name Dr.
Spock has been at the forefront of child care since he first made a splash seven decades ago. Benjamin Spock has been at the forefront of child care since he first made a splash seven decades ago. His advice has been religiously followed by some, dismissed as kooky by others; controversy has swirled around his ideas for decades. But despite the controversy, today — years after his death March 15, — new parents still follow his advice. They just might not realize they do.