Eponymythology of named cardiac murmurs. Related eponyms, the person behind their origin, their relevance today, and modern terminology.
William Dock (1898-1990) American cardiologist, irascible visionary whose prophetic warnings bucked convention. Dock’s murmur, Dock’s Law
Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939) American physician – clinical haematology; pioneering approach to social work; Cabot-Locke murmur (1903)
Albert Frank Stanley Kent (1863 – 1958) was an English physiologist eponymously associated with the bundle of Kent, an alternative conduction pathway between the atria and ventricles, first described in 1913.
Carl Jakob Adolf Christian Gerhardt (1833 – 1902) was a German physician. Eponymously affiliated with a sign a law and a reaction
Duroziez-type murmur observed with the patients arm subjected to various temperatures of water and by applying a subdiastolic pressure below the auscultation site, to help differentiate between aortic insufficiency and peripheral vasodilatation.
Herrman Ludwig Blumgart (1895-1977) was an American physician, cardiologist and pioneer of diagnostic nuclear medicine. Blumgart-Ernstene murmur (1933)
Edwin Allen Locke (1874-1971) was an American Physician involved care and treatment of TB and pulmonary disease. Eponym: Cabot-Locke murmur (1903)