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Update: Jun 13th, 2011

Bernard Lown, physician and activist

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Bernard Lown was only 13 years old when he immigrated to Lewiston, where he says he was exposed to “the remarkable American experience.” After attending the University of Maine, he became a cardiologist and invented the defibrillator. Dr. Lown shared in the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize as a co-founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Courtesy of Abraham J. Peck and Jean M. Peck, Maine’s Jewish Experiences (Arcadia)

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