Cardiologist may appear on dollar coin in 2024

Bernard Lown, MD, inventor of the direct-current defibrillator, will likely be featured on the U.S. dollar coin in 2024, the Sun Journal reported Oct. 4.

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee endorsed a proposed design that features Lown's bust, name and a defibrillator. The design was submitted as Maine's contribution to the American Innovations coin program, the report said.

Dr. Lown died last year at the age of 99. He shared in a Nobel Prize in 1985 for co-founding a group  called the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

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