Pediatrics: TV Doctor

Seated behind his office desk, the fatherly-looking man glances up comfortably. "Hello," he says. "Today I'd like to talk about . . ." That almost invariable opening signals another TV installment of The Children's Doctor, with Lendon Smith, M.D. It is not exactly the most sparkling come-on in show biz, but Dr. Smith's daily five-minute show on ABC-TV is fast becoming the most visible nonfiction medicine around. And with good reason, for Dr. Smith purveys a type of pediatrics that today's doctors rarely have time for: he spends 3½ minutes talking in...

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