This advertisement for the EASE Analog Computer promotes a use case where the computer was able to simulate the circulatory system (not to actually control blood flow in a living subject).
Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as early as 1953. The company produced analog computers -- also called automation, data reduction, or data handling systems -- for the petroleum, aerospace, and defense industries. Beckman Instruments eventually stopped producing these systems after their cost and the time required to customize them kept them from being widely adopted.
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Erwin Wasey, Ruthrauff, and Beckman Instruments. “The Analog Computer That Pumped Blood,” 1963. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 49, Folder 21. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/2f75r800t.
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