Eminent cardiologist rallied doctors against nuclear war

“Sudden cardiac death is not what’s threatening us, but sudden nuclear death.” Dr. Lown, in a letter to Soviet cardiologist Yevgeniy Chazov

BY EMILY LANGER emily.langer@washpost.com

Bernard Lown, an eminent cardiologist who forged a dual legacy in medicine and world affairs by pioneering lifesaving treatments for heart attacks and co-founding an international group of physicians that won a Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to end...

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