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Owen, (Samuel) Griffithlocked

CBE 1977; MD, FRCP

Born 3 Sept. 1925; e s of late Rev. Evan Lewis Owen and Marjorie Lawton; m 1954, Ruth, e d of late Merle W. Tate, Philadelphia, Pa, USA; two s two d; died 5 June 2010

Second Secretary, Medical Research Council, 1968–82


Dame Allan’s Sch.; Durham Univ. (MB, BS Dunelm 1948; MD 1954)


MRCP 1951, FRCP 1965. Clinical and research appts at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1948–49 and 1950–53; RAMC, SMO, HM Troopships, 1949–50; Med. Registrar, Nat. Heart Hosp., 1953–54; Instr in Pharmacology, Univ. of Pennsylvania Sch. of Med., 1954–56; Reader in Med., Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1964–68 (First Asst, 1956, Lectr, 1960, Sen. Lectr, 1961); Hon. Cons. Physician, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1960–68; Clin. Sub-Dean of Med. Sch., Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1966–68 (Academic Sub-Dean, 1964–66); Examr in Med., Univ. of Liverpool, 1966–68; Examr in Membership, 1967–68 and Mem., Research Cttee, 1968–76, RCP; Member: Brit. Cardiac Soc., 1962–82; Assoc. of Physicians of GB, 1965–; European Molec. Biol. Conf., 1971–82; European Molec. Biol. Lab., 1974–82; Exec. Council, European Science Foundn, 1974–78; Comité de la Recherche Médicale et de la Santé Publique, EEC, 1977–82; Scientific Coordinating Cttee, Arthritis and Rheumatism Council, 1978–82; NW Thames RHA, 1978–82. Consultant to WHO, SE Asia, 1966 and 1967–68; Commonwealth Fund Fellow, Univ. of Illinois, 1966; Fellow, Hunterian Soc., 1978. Chm., Feldberg Foundn, 1974–78; Governor, Queen Charlotte’s Hosp. for Women, 1979–82. Liveryman, Soc. of Apothecaries, 1976


Essentials of Cardiology, 1961, 2nd edn 1968; Electrocardiography, 1966, 2nd edn 1973; contribs to med. jls on heart disease, cerebral circulation, thyroid disease, med. research, etc


Gastronomy, music, theatre


Royal Society of Medicine


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