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Honorary

Cardiologist Bernard Lown H’85, winner of the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize, received the American Heart Assn. Paul Dudley White Award at the Boston Heart Ball in April. A resident of Lewiston after his family emigrated from Lithuania, Lown invented the direct current defibrillator, introduced the drug Lidocane, and is author of four books and more than 400 articles. A peace activist, he is co-founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He maintains a practice in Brookline, Mass., is professor emeritus at Harvard’s School of Public Health and senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and chairs the Lown Cardiovascular Foundation.


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