Who are some of the most famous pediatricians in history?

Benjamin Spock is the most trusted name in child care today, as well as being the most famous pediatrician in the world. Robert Leckie was an American writer and an American marine. He is best remembered for being the author of sports books, children's books, autobiographies, fiction books and books about the history of the United States military. One of Robert Leckie's memoirs, Helmet for My Pillow, served as the basis for the popular war drama mini-series The Pacific.

Leila Denmark lived to be 114 years old and practiced medicine for three quarters of a century. When Leila Denmark was born that day in 1898, there were very few female doctors in the United States. When he finally retired in 2001, at 103 years old, there were hundreds of thousands. In the 1850s, interest in the field was growing rapidly.

A doctor of German origin named Abraham Jacobi arrived in New York in 1853 to start his own doctor's office and, later, he was known as the father of pediatrics in the United States. In 1855, the Philadelphia Children's Hospital became the first institution in the United States, such as the Hôpital des Enfants Malades, to treat sick children and babies exclusively.