Medical schools grew from 79 to 126 between 1950 and 1980, and many of the existing schools expanded their enrollment, unleashing a large new contingent of well-trained doctors to help Americans stay healthy. An even closer look at effects on those living closest to nuclear power plants can be taken by studying trends in Peekskill, New York, the small town situated only about 2 miles from the Indian Point nuclear facility which opened in 1962. The American "Baby Boomer" generation, defined as those born from about the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s, received its name due to the high birth rate during those years. The excess deaths of babies in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi was about 19,000 out of 93,000 infant deaths from 1951 to 1965, making it easier to understand how Stemglass calculated his figure of 375,000 unexpected infant deaths in the US.