Who is Benjamin Spock?

  • (noun): United States pediatrician whose many books on child care influenced the upbringing of children around the world (1903-1998).
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Benjamin Spock

Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time. Throughout its first 52 years, Baby and Child Care was the second-best-selling book, next to the Bible. Its message to mothers is that "you know more than you think you do."

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Books By Benjamin Spock
... Spock Talks With Mothers (1961) Problems of Parents (1962) Caring for Your Disabled Child (1965) Dr ... Spock on Vietnam (1968) Decent and Indecent (1970) A Teenager's Guide to Life and Love (1970) Raising Children in a Difficult Time (1974) Spock on Parenting (1988 ...

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