Mackenzie Memorial, Omerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire

Mackenzie Memorial, Omerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire
Photograph taken 14 July 2002 © Mr Peter J. Sturtivant. Source Historic England Archive ref: 467160

This memorial to Sir James Mackenzie, a famous local doctor, was made in c1931 by F Roslyn. It is in Thompson Park. It has the inscription "SIR JAMES / MACKENZIE / M.D., LL.D, F.R.S., F.R.C.P. / 1833-1925 / WHO ACHIEVED FAME / BY HIS RESEARCHES / IN CONNECTION WITH / DISEASES OF THE HEART / AND WAS FROM / 1879 TO 1907 / A GENERAL PRACTITIONER / IN BURNLEY". Mackenzie was the first person to devise a machine, the polygraph, to measure the pulse and make original distinctions between harmless and dangerous types of pulse irregularities in the heart.

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