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Cardiologist’s Teaching Lives On

BWH Bulletin
February 6, 2014

Around the world and here at BWH, Bernard Lown, MD, is thought of as a renowned cardiologist. From pioneering development of the direct current defibrillator in 1960, to co-founding an international organization focused on preventing nuclear war that earned him and his partner a Nobel Peace Prize in 1985, Lown has transformed the practice of cardiology. A senior physician at BWH and professor of cardiology emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health, he still continues to inspire students and doctors today, at the age of 92…

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