SPOCK, Benjamin (1908 – 98)
American pediatrician whose book “Baby and Child Care” (1946) is one of the best-selling volumes in American publishing history. The book’s premise to mother was that “you know more than you think you do.”
SIG – Vintage signature on a 3″x5″ card. Accompanied by a 1977 newspaper b/w glossy publicity still. Nice pairing and the ideal gift for a pediatrician for any healthcare provider. This signature is one of several hundred from a three-generation collection originally begun in the 1850s. We were privileged to broker the sale of this impressive collection with only a few items remaining.
Spock was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis in order to better understand children’s needs and family dynamics. His ideas on childcare influenced several generations of parents to be more flexible and affectionate with their children, and to treat them as individuals. His theories were, however, also widely criticized by colleagues for relying too heavily on anecdotal evidence rather than serious academic research.