Frank Spooner Churchill

Frank Spooner Churchill (26 August 1864 – 27 February 1946) was an American paediatrician who took a special interest in infant feeding. A graduate of Harvard University, as a paediatrician Churchill took a particular interest in public health, early child health and in breastfeeding. Much of his research centered around the untoward effects of lack of breast milk or inadequate modified milk.

Frank Spooner Churchill
Churchill in army uniform, circa 1917
Born26 August 1864
Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Died27 February 1946(1946-02-27) (aged 81)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationHarvard University
Medical career
ProfessionPhysician
FieldPaediatrics

He became the chief editor of the American Journal of Diseases of Children and the president of the American Pediatric Society. After the First World War, he went on to hold senior positions with a number of child health boards and organisations.


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