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Benjamin Spock

Benjamin SpockAKA Benjamin McLaine Spock

Born: 2-May-1903
Birthplace: New Haven, CT
Died: 15-Mar-1998
Location of death: La Jolla, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Doctor, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Baby and Child Care

Father: Benjamin Spock
Mother: Mildred Stoughton
Wife: Jane Cheney (m. 48 years)
Son: Michael
Son: John
Wife: Mary Morgan (m. 1976 until his death)

    High School: Phillips Academy Andover (1921)
    University: BA, Yale University (1925)
    Medical School: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (1929)
    Professor: Pediatrics, Medical College, Cornell University (1933-47)
    Professor: Child Development, Case Western Reserve University (1955-67)

    Scroll and Key
    Olympic Gold Medal 1924 (rowing team)
    Humanist of the Year 1968
    Assisted by the ACLU 1968
    Risk Factors: Pacemaker

Author of books:
Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (1946, nonfiction)
Dr. Spock Talks with Mothers (1961, nonfiction)
Raising Children in a Difficult Time (1974, nonfiction)
Dr. Spock on Parenting (1988, nonfiction)
Decent and Indecent: Our Personal and Political Behavior (1970, nonfiction)
Spock on Spock: A Memoir of Growing Up with the Century (1989, memoir)


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