When “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” was first
published, both the book and Dr. Spock, attained fame instantly,
selling 500,000 copies in its first six months. .
By 1998, when Spock died, over 50 million copies of the book had
been sold, making it the best-selling book of the twentieth century
in America, aside from the Bible. As of 2011, the book had been
translated into 39 languages.
Pediatrician Benjamin McLane Spock