Interview with Bernard Lown

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Title

Interview with Bernard Lown

Subject

Lown, Bernard
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Physicians for Social Responsibility (U.S.)
Nuclear warfare--Medical consequences
Antinuclear movement--United States
Digital video
Audio-visual materials
Interviews

Description

Final cut of an interview with cardiologist and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) co-founder Bernard Lown held by Emily R. Novak Gustainis and Heather Cristiano at Lown's house in Newton, Massachusetts. Interview was conducted for a presentation at the Wellcome Library, London, England on 27 June 2014 as part of the symposium Beds not bombs: Exploring the archives of anti-nuclear medical campaigning and protest ("Against the Unimaginable and Unpredictable: Contextualizing the Records of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War"). The symposium was held to celebrate the opening of the Medact archive

In the interview, Lown discusses: founding Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR); why he felt physicians were the right people to address the issue of nuclear war when he founded IPPNW; the role uncertainty about the nature and outcome of nuclear war factored in to his motivation to act against the threat that atomic warfare posed to human society; the role of MAPW (Medical Association for Prevention of War) and MCANW (Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons) members within IPPNW; and the future of his own work as a physician activist.

 

Abstract

Interview with Bernard Lown in which he discusses Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), and medical activism.

Creator

Lown, Bernard (interviewee)
Taylor, Rob (director)
Gustainis, Emily R. Novak (interviewer)
Taylor, Rob (editor)
Gustainis, Emily R. Novak (editor)
Cristiano, Heather (editor)

Source

Full length interview: https://vimeo.com/97961501 (rough cut)

Date Created

27 May 2014

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

References

Bernard Lown papers, 1933-2003 (inclusive), 1960-1995 (bulk). H MS c300. Electronic finding aid available (475 kb): http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HMS.Count:med00163

Format

video

Extent

1 digital video (146 mb; 00:07:42 minutes)

Language

English

Type

moving image

Identifier

https://vimeo.com/100412798

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Duration

00:07:42

Producer

Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)

Director

Taylor, Rob

Citation

Lown, Bernard (interviewee) et al., “Interview with Bernard Lown,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed August 24, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13605.