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Springer Publishing is an American publishing company of academic journals and books, focusing on the fields of nursing, gerontology, psychology, social work, counseling, public health, and rehabilitation (neuropsychology). It was established in 1950 by Bernhard Springer, a great grandson of Julius Springer, and is based on the 15th floor of the Salmon Tower in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City|
|Nonfiction topics||Nursing, gerontology, psychology, social work, counseling, public health, and rehabilitation|
Springer Publishing Company was founded in 1950 by Bernhard Springer, the Berlin-born great grandson of Julius Springer, who founded Springer-Verlag (to this day an entirely independent company). Springer Publishing Company publishes books in the fields of nursing, psychology, gerontology, social work, counseling, public health, rehabilitation, and healthcare administration.
Dr. Springer's first landmark publications included Livestock Health Encyclopedia by Dr. R. Seiden and the 1952 Handbook of Cardiology for Nurses. The new company's books soon branched into other fields, including medicine and psychology. Nursing publications grew rapidly in number, as Dr. Modell's Drugs in Current Use, a small annual paperback, became the gold standard text for many years, selling over 150,000 copies over several editions. Dr. Solomon Garb's Laboratory Tests for Nurses, first published in 1954, was also so popular that it made Springer Publishing Company one of the best known publishers of nursing books. Its six editions sold nearly 240,000 copies over 25 years.
In its second decade, Springer Publishing Company expanded into new publishing areas to reflect the rapidly expanding health care industry. Gerontology was a growing topic of interest, and in the 1960s Bernhard Springer published six titles on aging-more than any other publisher-and gave his company a leading position in the field. Meanwhile, publications in psychiatry and psychology continued to grow, with Should the Patient Know the Truth? by Dr. Standard, and Dynamic Psychiatry in Simple Terms by Dr. Mezer. But it was The Picture Arrangement Test by the legendary psychologist Silvan Tomkins that placed Springer Publishing Company on the map in this field.
After Springer's death in 1970, his wife Ursula, an honorary fellow of the Academy of Nursing, assumed responsibility for the company. Under Dr. Ursula Springer, Springer Publishing Company continued to expand, adding titles in social work, counseling, rehabilitation, and public health, in addition to publishing journals, annual reviews, and its first major reference, The Encyclopedia of Aging, now in its fourth edition.
In 2004, Ursula Springer sold Springer Publishing Company to Mannheim Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of the Mannheim Trust, a family business that has been actively involved in the health care industry for more than 130 years. Since then, leading publications have included the fourth edition of Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy by William Worden, and the 10th edition of Health Care Delivery in the United States, edited by Anthony Kovner and James Knickman.