psr history

Portrait of Bernard Lown to be unveiled June 7 in Lewiston

May 28, 2024

Lewiston Sun Journal article mentioning Dr. Bernard Lown’s work with PSR.

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Dollar coin honoring Lewiston’s Dr. Bernard Lown to be issued Thursday

May 15, 2024
Image of dollar coin featuring Dr. Bernard Lown

PSR co-founder Bernard Lown, MD is featured on a new dollar coin. Read more from the Portland Press Herald.

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PSR Tribute to Our Dearly Departed Colleague, Daniel Ellsberg

June 21, 2023

Physicians for Social Responsibility celebrates the life of our esteemed colleague, Daniel Ellsberg, who passed away on June 16.

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Commemorating the Largest Disarmament Protest in History

June 27, 2022
1982 marchers holding "USA & USSR Freeze Nuclear Weapons" signs

PSR joined commemorations of the March for Peace and Justice on June 12th, 1982, in New York City, the largest mass protest for nuclear disarmament in history.

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“June 12” Legacy event commemorates historic NYC peace rally

May 26, 2022

June 12 is the 40th anniversary of the largest peace demonstration in U.S. history, when one million people marched in New York City to end to the nuclear arms race.

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Physicians and the Health Consequences of War

March 17, 2022

Article in JAMA Forum mentioning PSR and IPPNW.

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Remembering Dr. Bernard Lown, PSR co-founder

February 17, 2021

For the second time in recent months, we at PSR are mourning the passing of one of our founders with the loss of Dr. Bernard Lown. We extend our sincere…

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Bernard Lown, Inventive Heart Doctor and Antiwar Activist, Dies at 99

February 16, 2021

New York Times obituary for PSR co-founder Bernard Lown, MD.

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Remembering Dr. H. Jack Geiger, PSR co-founder

December 29, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a co-founder and former president of PSR.

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How doctors convinced the world the planet was worth fighting for

August 25, 2019

Article in The Conversation highlighting PSR’s anti-nuclear weapons work and efforts to get the broader medical community to respond to the climate crisis.

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