WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.The anti-nuclear movement of 1980s changed the world. Its proponents created the impetus to reduce the vast nuclear stockpiles in the U.S. and Soviet Union.
One of the groups instrumental in the struggle for disarmament was the Internationall Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. In 1985, it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Doctors Eugene Chazov and Bernard Lown chaired the physicians’ organization.
In the new memoir Prescription for Survival: A Doctor’s Journey to End Nuclear Madness, Lown recounts his role in the fight against nuclear warfare.
He says the lessons of the 80s still apply today.