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Benjamin SPOCK

American Benjamin SPOCK

born Benjamin McLane SPOCK

American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 02, 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Died: on March 15, 1998 in La Jolla, California, USA


Biography

Benjamin McLane Spock was born in New Haven, Connecticut; his parents were Benjamin Ives Spock, a Yale graduate and long-time general counsel of the New Haven Railroad, and Mildred Louise Stoughton Spock. As the eldest of six children, Spock helped take care of his siblings in various ways.

Like his father before him, Spock attended Phillips Academy and Yale University. Spock studied literature and history at Yale, and also was active in athletics, becoming a part of the Olympic rowing crew (Men's Eights) that won a gold medal at the 1924 games in Paris. At Yale, he was inducted into the senior society Scroll and Key. He attended the Yale School of Medicine for two years before shifting to Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, from which he graduated first in his class in 1929. By that time, he had married Jane Cheney.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

See Also :

- Category Physician