Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dr. Benjamin Spock: Happy Birthday To You

From: Cool Aggregator

“'The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world' is a familiar and powerful adage. After all, perhaps no person exerts more power on a young person's life than his or her mother. Yet in postwar Western society, no person has had more influence on mothers than Benjamin McLane Spock, author of the best-selling self-help manual Baby and Child Care. Since his book first appeared in 1946, it has sold more than 50 million copies in seven editions and has been translated into 39 languages, making it, by some accounts, second only to the Bible in popularity.
     Generations of children around the world have been reared on Spock's fatherly advice, dispensed in a simple, straightforward and reassuring style. Indeed, Spock's book became the modern bible of baby care, and he himself enjoyed near universal acclaim as America's favorite doctor.
     The oldest of six children, Spock was born to a prosperous family in New Haven, Connecticut, on May 2, 1903. His father was a Yale-trained lawyer who became general counsel to the local railroad company. His mother also came from a distinguished background.
     Spock enrolled in Yale University in 1921, where he met and fell in love with Jane Cheney. Though his academic accomplishments were relatively modest, he was a strapping 6-foot-4-inch bastion of the rowing crew, which won a gold medal for the United States in the 1924 Paris Olympics."

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