Sergei Brukhonenko Scientist

Sergei Sergeyevich Brukhonenko (Russian: Сергей Сергеевич Брюхоненко, 1890–1960) was a Soviet scientist during the Stalinist era. Brukhonenko'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. Brukhonenko 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 1930s, 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 Brukhonenko being posthumously awarded the prestigious Lenin Prize.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 30th, 1890
Soviet Union
Date of death
1960 at age of 69

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Experiments in the Revival of Organisms
D.I. Yashin


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