FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks presents pioneering pediatrician Dr. Berry Brazelton the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, in the East Room of the White House February 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Brazelton died on March 13 at his home on Cape Cod.
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World-renowned pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton dies at home on Cape Cod

T. Berry Brazelton died at his home on Cape Cod Tuesday

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The Waco, Texas native began his career as a pediatrician in the 1950s and eventually became one of the world’s foremost authorities on pediatrics and child development. 

He authored over 200 scholarly papers and wrote over 30 books on child development and parenting

Akin to names like Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Brazelton was a leading force in the pediatric healthcare revolution and encouraged parents to be active participants in their children’s healthcare

Brazelton was a professor at Harvard University Medical School and founded the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1996.

In 2013, he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal. 

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