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Bernard Lown and defibrillation

  • Mickey Eisenberg
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    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States

    King County, Emergency Medical Services Division, Public Health-Seattle and King County, Emergency Medical Services Division, 999 Third Ave., Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
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      I suspect Bernard Lown is most proud of his achievements as a clinician
      • Lown B.
      The lost art of healing.
      and Nobel Peace Prize winner. But to those of us in resuscitation science, he is known for his contributions to defibrillation.
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