Who Is Dr. Lee Salk?


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Doctor Lee Salk was a popular author and child psychologist. He first became famous in the 1960s with his research that demonstrated the therapeutic effects a mother's heartbeat has on her newborn infant. He is also well-known as the brother of Jonas Salk, the inventor of the Polio vaccine.

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Dr. Lee Salk was born in New York City in 1926. Throughout his career in psychology, Salk wrote many books, including "What Every Child Would Like His Parents to Know." He also made frequent television appearances and contributed a regular monthly column to McCall's magazine. He died of cancer in 1992 at the age of 65.

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