MB ChB Manch 1954; MRCP Lond 1956.
Berlyne was born on 11 May 1931. He studied at Manchester Central High School and the University of Manchester, graduating in 1954. Berlyne held a number of house positions at MRI and in 1959 was appointed medical tutor to the University of Manchester. In 1962 Berlyne was appointed lecturer in medicine at the University, later promoted to senior lecturer. He was also honorary consultant physician to United Manchester Hospitals. Berlyne was appointed Professor in Medicine in the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit.