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Revista chilena de cardiología

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CORBALAN, Ramón. Bernard Lown and the art of healing. Rev Chil Cardiol [online]. 2021, vol.40, n.2, pp.161-165. ISSN 0718-8560.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-85602021000200161.

This is a biographical note on Bernard Lown MD, recently deceased.

He was one of the foremost cardiologist in the XXth century. Relevant were his studies on ventricular arrhythmias and myocardial ischemia, as well the effect of mental stress in lowering the ventricular arrhythmia threshold. Along with European researchs he developed the electric cardiovertor. Special emphasis is placed on his skills as a clinician and is humane approach to patient care. He contributed to international efforts to prevent nuclear war. For this effort he was awarded, along with Dr Chazov, the Nobel Peace Price.

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