Medicine: Baby Boom

The U.S. birth rate has hit a ten-year high in 1941, with an estimated total of 2,500,000 new babies. Every minute during the year, more than four babies were born. Such was the summing up of the U.S. Census Bureau last week. Reasons for this increase, which represents a gain of 140,000 babies over the 2,360,339 born last year, were given by Dr. Philip M. Hauser, assistant chief statistician for population. Said he:

¶ "The large crop of babies born after the boys got back from the World War have now become old enough to have babies of their own."

¶ The defense...

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