Bernard Lown, 1921 -
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