Jane Cheney Spock
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The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care altered parenting forever and made Dr. Benjamin Spock a household name. But his wife Jane, who not only helped him get the book down on paper but introduced him to the very concepts that were so revolutionary in his work, was ruined by his success.


Source List:

Dr. Spock, An American Life, by Thomas Maier

​​Doctor Spock: Biography of a Conservative Radical, by Lynn Z. Bloom

“Public vs. Private: Dr. Spock, Mr. Hyde,” by Mary Jo Kochakian

“Parents and Dr. Spock”, American Archive of Public Broadcasting

“The Man Who Raised America,” by Susan Bolotin

“The Spocks: Bittersweet. Recognition in a Revised Classic,” by Judy Klemesrud

“Jane C. Spock, 82, Worked on Baby Book,” The New York Times

Christian Nurture, by Horace Bushnell

Horace Bushnell, Britannica 

“The Personal Spock: The Controversial Doctor Recalls His Childhood, Which Was Influenced by a Domineering Mother,” by Elizabeth Mehren


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