Lown, B. (Bernard)

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Bernard Lown, 1921-, BS, 1942, University of Maine; MD, 1945, Johns Hopkins University, a cardiologist, was awarded the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize as co-founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Lown was Professor of Cardiology in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. He was Director of the Samuel A. Levine Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and Director of the Samuel A. Levine Coronary Care Unit. Lown introduced direct current electric shock for normalizing deranged rhythm of the dying heart in 1961. He was a founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

From the description of Papers, 1951-2001. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83824718

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referencedIn International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Records, 1930s-1987. Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Muller, James E. Collection, 1968-1981. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Saunders, Donald E. Cardiologists win the peace prize : typescript, 1985 Dec. / Donald E. Saunders. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Physicians for Social Responsibility (U.S.). Pittsburgh Chapter. Records of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pittsburgh Chapter, 1971-2004. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Lown, B. (Bernard). Papers, 1951-2001. Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. corporateBody
associatedWith Muller, James E. person
associatedWith Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Physicians for Social Responsibility (U.S.). Pittsburgh Chapter. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Saunders, Donald E. person
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Birth 1921-06-07

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