Almost exactly nine months after World War II ended, “the cry of
the baby was heard across the land,” as historian Landon Jones later
described the trend. More babies were born in 1946 than ever before: 3.4
million, 20 percent more than in 1945. This was the beginning of the
so-called “baby boom.” In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born;
3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born every
year from 1954 until 1964, when the boom finally tapered off. By then,
there were 76.4 million “baby boomers” in the United States. They made
up almost 40 percent of the nation’s population.
Memorial is providing a different kind of healthcare for a different generation.
MEMORIAL: Redefining Healthcare in Sickness & in Health.
Women: Stay Healthy at 50+
Men: Stay Healthy at 50+