Synopsis by Alice Day
Dr. Spock wrote the definitive book for the Baby Boom generation that changed forever the way American children were brought up. In this Nova biography, Dr. Benjamin Spock takes center stage as his life is profiled. His book influenced parents in ways no other child care book had before, and in Doctor Spock the Baby Doc, he talks about the impact its popularity had on his career. As he approached his nineties, Dr. Spock continued his interest in babies as he took part in demonstrations for world peace, contending that war is more life-threatening to children than either accidents or illness.