"the works of Dr. Spock"
Benjamin Spock, with his first granddaughter, Susannah, in 1967
Public DomainBenjamin Spock, with his first granddaughter, Susannah, in 1967 - Credit: Thomas R. Koeniges
Pediatrician, author and social reformer, Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903–1998) published the bestselling The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care in 1946. Its permissive philosophy was criticised and blamed for a range of social problems in the 1970s.