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Boston pediatrician gets presidential honor

President Obama has awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal to a 94-year-old Boston doctor, author, and professor for his groundbreaking work in pediatrics.

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, used around the world to assess newborns’ physical and psychological ­responsiveness, as well as emotional well-being and individual differences.

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