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Personal surname.

Dr Spock popular name for the American paediatrician and writer Benjamin Maclane Spock (1903–98). His influential manual The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (1946) challenged traditional ideas of discipline and rigid routine in child-rearing in favour of a psychological approach.

Mr Spock a character in the science fiction series Star Trek; a Vulcan who is characterized by his use of logic, lack of emotions, and pointed ears.


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