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The 20th century revolution in reducing infant mortality, explained

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In 1900, 100 of every thousand newborns in this country died before reaching 1 year old. By the turn of the 21st century, this rate had declined by more than 90 percent. It's one of the great triumphs of American public health. And here's how it happened.

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