Friday, May 2, 2008

A Hat Tip To Dr. Benjamin Spock

Brian Klepper
First published on THCB.
Dr. Benjamin Spock was one of the most influential physicians of the 20th Century, not only in how babies were cared for, but later, in his prominent opposition to the US' war in Viet Nam.

Here's one of today's entries in The Writers' Almanac, the wonderful daily newsletter sent out by Garrison Keillor on NPR. Parents of boomers like me were big fans of Dr. Spock, treating him with an almost cult-like reverence for his sensible wisdom about child care. He later parted ways with some of his more conservative followers, when he became an iconic protester against America's war in Viet Nam.