Edwin Allen Locke

Edwin Allen Locke (1874-1971)

Edwin Allen Locke (1874-1971) was an American Physician

Much of his work and interests within medicine involved care and treatment of tuberculosis and pulmonary disease.

Collaborated with Richard Clarke-Cabot and noted an early diastolic murmur, heard in untreated anaemia, with normal valvular anatomy. The murmur sounds similar to aortic regurgitation, but without a decrescendo and resolves with the treatment of anaemia – the Cabot-Locke murmur (1903).


  • Born 15 October 1874 Halifax, Massachusetts.
  • 1896 – Bachelor of Philosophy, Brown University.
  • 1897 – Master of Arts, Brown University.
  • 1901 – Graduated from Harvard Medical School.
  • 1902 – Appointed ‘House Pupil’ at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awarded Dalton Scholarship to investigate ‘Osteitis deformans and allied affections’.
  • 1903 – Started work at Boston City Hospital as Physician to Outpatients.
  • 1905 – Founding member of the Interurban Clinical Club
  • 1918 – set up a special ward for the treatment of patients during the influenza pandemic at Boston City Hospital.
  • 1921 – Part of the first organised group practice in Boston.
  • 1923 – Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard.
  • 1934 – President of the Harvard Medical School Alumni Association.
  • 1935 – Resigned from clinical duties to become Professor of Hygiene and Director of Health and Athletics at Williams College.
  • 1942 – Retired and subsequently cared for his wife who suffered a severe stroke.
  • Died 6 March 1971 aged 96

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