Story: Barratt-Boyes, Brian Gerald

Melrose machine

Melrose machine

This Melrose heart-lung machine was imported at the request of Brian Barratt-Boyes in the late 1950s. It made it possible for surgeons to operate on an exposed dry heart, using the machine to bypass the heart temporarily. The machine that arrived needed additional parts and considerable modification to function successfully. This work was done by senior technical officer Sid Yarrow (pictured) with assistance from Alfred Melville of the Auckland Industrial Development Laboratory.

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Jill Wrapson. 'Barratt-Boyes, Brian Gerald', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2011. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6b2/barratt-boyes-brian-gerald/page-2 (accessed 29 September 2020)