Bernard Lown, 1921 -

Bernard Lown

Photo credit: Mark Ostow, Ostow Photography; Thanks to The Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation

  • Known For: Cardiologist; inventor; humanitarian
  • Maine Connection: Born Lithuania, 1921; emigrated to Lewiston, ME 1933; alumnus UMO; cardiologist; inventor of the cardiac defibrillator; co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility; winner of 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace (as member of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Inc.).


Books Written by Dr. Bernard Lown

  • Prescription for Survival: a Doctor?s Journey to End Nuclear Madness, 2008.
  • The Lost Art of Healing, 1996

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