NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
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Modern Medicine and the 20th Century Decline in Mortality: Evidence on the Impact of Sulfa Drugs

Seema Jayachandran, Adriana Lleras-Muney, Kimberly V. Smith

NBER Working Paper No. 15089
Issued in June 2009

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We are grateful to Melissa Thomasson for sharing her maternal mortality data and to James Trussell, Noreen Goldman, Ilyana Kuziemko, Ulrich Mueller, participants at the Office of Population Research seminar at Princeton University, two anonymous referees and the editors for helpful comments and suggestions. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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