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Downstate Alumnus Dr. Herbert L. Abrams, Who Worked Against Nuclear War, Dies at 95 —NYT


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Dr. Herbert L. Abrams, a radiologist at Stanford and Harvard universities and a founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for its work in publicizing the health consequences of atomic warfare, died on Jan. 20 at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 95.

Dr. Abrams helped found International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War with a group of American and Soviet doctors. He graduated from Downstate in 1946.

Read the full story in The New York Times, here.

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Dr. Herbert L. Abrams, far right, with American and Soviet colleagues after their group, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, received the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo credit: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Portrait credit: Rod Searcey/Stanford University

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