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Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness (BK Currents)

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Lown (emeritus, cardiology, Harvard U.) invented the defibrillator, but here he talks about the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which he co-founded in 1961, and its work over the next four decades. His chapters include the sudden cardiac death task force, Reagan's nuclear game of chicken, and Gorbachev challenges the nuclear status quo. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In Prescription for Survival, physician Bernard Lown tells the extraordinary story of how a group of Soviet and American doctors came together to stop nuclear proliferation and ended up winning the Nobel Peace Prize and influencing the course of history. In 1981, Lown and a Soviet colleague, Evgeni Chazov, launched a USA-USSR medical antinuclear movement: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Over the next four years Lown and Chazov recruited more than 150,000 doctors worldwide, met with numerous world leaders, and, after a surprising amount of adventure, intrigue and conflict, in 1985 accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of IPPNW. More than a memoir, this book sheds new light on what really drove and still drives the nuclear arms race, the critical importance of citizen involvement in social change efforts, and what Lown terms the ongoing epidemic of militarism, which a glance to recent headlines shows is still very much with us.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576754825
Author:
Lown, Bernard
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Foreword by:
Zinn, Howard
Foreword:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Lown, Bernard
Author:
Lown, Bernard MD
Author:
Lown, B.
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Nuclear warfare
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Nuclear disarmament
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
BK Currents
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
436
Dimensions:
9.14x6.52x1.42 in. 1.88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In Prescription for Survival, physician Bernard Lown tells the extraordinary story of how a group of Soviet and American doctors came together to stop nuclear proliferation and ended up winning the Nobel Peace Prize and influencing the course of history. In 1981, Lown and a Soviet colleague, Evgeni Chazov, launched a USA-USSR medical antinuclear movement: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Over the next four years Lown and Chazov recruited more than 150,000 doctors worldwide, met with numerous world leaders, and, after a surprising amount of adventure, intrigue and conflict, in 1985 accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of IPPNW. More than a memoir, this book sheds new light on what really drove and still drives the nuclear arms race, the critical importance of citizen involvement in social change efforts, and what Lown terms the ongoing epidemic of militarism, which a glance to recent headlines shows is still very much with us.
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