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International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW); founded in 1980; a federation of national groups dedicated to mobilizing the influence of the medical profession against the threat of nuclear weapons; includes affiliated groups in 40 nations, representing a total of more than 145,000 physicians and health professionals worldwide; has its central office in Boston, USA, and an European office in London; since 1981, has organized annual World Congresses, held in a different country each year; groups of physicians have studied and produced reports of the effects of a nuclear war on their own territories; IPPNW was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. The IPPNW is still in existence as of 2023 (see its website for more information).

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

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