Samm Sinclair Baker

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Samm S. Baker in 1969

Samm Sinclair Baker (born in Paterson, New Jersey, July 29, 1909 – March 5, 1997) was the author/coauthor of many how-to and self-help books, most notably The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet which he coauthored with Dr. Herman Tarnower.

The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet followed the bestselling successes The Doctor's Quick Weight Loss Diet with Dr. Irwin Maxwell Stillman

He was one of the original founders of Stern's Nurseries, developers of Miracle-Gro, and authored several books on gardening.

Baker died in New York in 1997.[1]


  1. ^ "Samm Sinclair Baker, 87, Author Of Dozens of Self-Help Books". New York Times. March 23, 1997. Samm Sinclair Baker, whose 30-odd self-improvement books counseled readers on how to help themselves to anything from svelte figures to good sex to making money by writing books, died on March 5 at United Hospital in Port Chester, New York. He was 87 and lived in Mamaroneck. He had suffered a stroke, his family said. 

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