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Bernard Lown, renowned cardiologist, peace activist and Nobel laureate, dies

Bernard Lown, renowned cardiologist, peace activist and Nobel laureate, dies

Dr Bernard Lown, the Massachusetts cardiologist who invented the world’s first reliable heart defibrillator and later co-founded an anti-nuclear war group, has died in his Boston home Tuesday. He was 99. Lown, who was born in Lithuania, had been in ailing with a heart condition. His group – International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War – was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1985.

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