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  1. Benjamin, known as Dr Spock. 1903–98, US paediatrician, noted for his influential work The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child (1946), which challenged traditional notions of child care, advocating a more permissive approach
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Word Origin and History for spock


half-alien character in the "Star Trek" U.S. entertainment franchise, developed and named 1964 by series creator Gene Roddenberry, who later said he was simply searching for an alien-sounding word and not thinking of popular baby doctor and author Benjamin Spock, whose name is of Dutch origin.

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