Bernard Lown part 3: Segregation in the blood bank

This year's winner of the BMJ Group lifetime achievement awards is Dr Bernard Lown. In his time working as a cardiologist Lown developed the direct current defibrillator, pioneered use of lidocaine as control of disturbances of the heartbeat, and was one of the founder members of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

In the third part of his interview, Bernard Lown talks to Elizabeth Loder about the end of segregation-by-race of blood donations in Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Part 1: Nuclear war and the nobel peace prize
Part 3: Segregation in the blood bank.

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