Sergei S. Bryukhonenko
Sergei S. Bryukhonenko ( _ru. Сергей Сергеевич Брюхоненко, 1890–1960) was a Soviet scientist during the
Stalinist era. Bryukhonenko's research was vital to the development of open-heart procedures in Russia. He was one of the leaders of the Research Institute of Experimental Surgery, where Professor A. A. Vishnevsky performed the first Soviet open-heart operation in 1957.
Bryukhonenko is primarily remembered for his development of the autojektor, a primitive heart and lung machine. The device was used with mixed results in a series of experiments with canines during the late 1930's, which can be seen in the film
Experiments in the Revival of Organisms. While some today speculate that the film is a re-staging of the procedures, the experiments themselves were well documented, and resulted in Bryukhonenko being posthumously awarded the prestigious Lenin Prize.
Experiments in the Revival of Organisms
* [http://analytics.ex.ru/cgi-bin/txtnscr.pl?node=578&txt=460&lang=2&sh=1 Bryukhonenko excerpt from "The Golden Book of Russia. The Year 2000"]
* [http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=prelinger&collectionid=19635 Experiments in the Revival of Organisms at the Internet Archive] (
* [http://www.dgfkt.de/artikel/203/Pionier.htm Information and patents related to the autojektor]
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Experiments in the Revival of Organisms — is a 1940 motion picture which documents Soviet research into the resuscitation of clinically dead organisms (YouTube item cEcUTMpyRLY). It is available from the Prelinger Archives, where it is in the public domain. The British scientist J. B. S … Wikipedia