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Peace: two from the heart.

The procedure undertaken five years ago by cardiologists Bernard Lown and Evgueni I. Chazov was straightforward: Clog the arteries of support for nuclear weaponry until the heart and soul of the atomic arms race stops beating. And though the physicians' organization they founded, the Boston-based International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, has not nearly completed its operation, its efforts thus far have been rewarded with the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, announced last week in Oslo, Norway.

The organization, founded jointly by Chazov, of the USSR, who has been the personal physician of several Soviet leaders, and Lown of the Harvard School of Public Health, has swelled in membership to 135,000 people in 41 countries. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the group has "performed a considerable service to mankind by spreading authoritative information and by creating an awareness of the catastrophic consequences of atomic warfare." The committee said it will invite both Lown and Chazov to receive the prize, which carries an award of about $255.000.
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Title Annotation:Nobel Prize, Bernard Lown, Evgueni I. Chazov
Publication:Science News
Date:Oct 19, 1985
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