Isabel Mackay Campbell M.B. CH.B. (1903 – 18 June 1972) was a homeopath at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. She was one of sixteen homeopaths who died in the Trident air disaster at Staines, Surrey, in June, 1972.

Homeopaths and homeopathic supporters including Dudley Wooton Everitt, Marjorie Golomb, Elizabeth Sharp Hawthorn, Sergei William Kadleigh, sisters Kawther Theresa Kandalla and Ludi Marylone Kandalla, Joan Mackover, John Robertson Raeside, Mary Stevenson, Elizabeth Somerville Stewart and Thomas Fergus Stewart, also died in that fatal crash.

Obituary of Isabel Mackay Campbell M.B. C.H.B. provided by Hamish William Boyd in the British Homoeopathic Journal vol. 61, no.4 (October 1972): 2478-248

Dr. Isabel M Campbell, physician to the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital Outpatients Clinic, was tragically killed in the Trident air disaster at Heathrow on Sunday, 18 June 1972, while flying to Brussels to the International Homoeopathic League Congress. She was 69.

Isabel Mackay Campbell was born in Stornoway and brought up in Ayrshire. She graduated M.B., CH.B. at Glasgow University in 1927, and soon after became interested in the practice of homeopathy. She worked with the late Dr. William McAlpine until 1931, and then started in private practice in the Clarkston area of Glasgow, where she became a well known and well loved general practitioner.

Her husband who was a senior lecturer in Chemistry at the Royal Technical College died in 1950, and Isabel continued to devote her whole life to her patients. Even up to the time of her death at the age of 69 she worked with tremendous energy, often doing 14 hours a day and 7 days in the week. Homoeopathy was her absorbing interest and she seldom used an antibiotic or any orthodox drugs, and yet her results were often spectacular. She helped with the teaching of the Faculty, became a member in 1966, and was President of the Scottish Branch from 1967 until 1970. Seldom did she miss an International Homoeopathic Congress and was well known to her colleagues in France, Belgium, Germany, Austria and even Greece. Dr. Campbell also took a keen interest in Radiesthesia and regularly attended meetings in London, while acting as Scottish Branch representative to the Faculty of Homoeopathy.

Dr. Campbell will be sadly missed by her patients and colleagues. She is survived by two sons.


Memorial Address, given by Dr. Llewelyn Ralph Twentyman, at the Memorial Service commemorating those who died in the aircraft disaster. Held at the church of St. George the Martyr, Queen Square, London W.C.1, on Thursday, 29 June, 1972. Printed in the British Homeopathic Journal vol. 61, no. 3 (July, 1972), pages 130-133:

ISABEL CAMPBELL, full of vitality and strength, coming from the Scottish land, passionately caring for the welfare of her patients and full of great strength and appreciation of all who came in touch with her, and her friend MARY STEVENSON, whom I often met, here and abroad. All who knew her know how sensitive and caring a heart she had. These two used to go to conferences and take part in them together and take holidays together. They were always of enormously great cheer as they must have been to all who went to see them.


Of interest:

Anthony Campbell M.D. M.R.C.P. [no evident relation]. Until his retirement in 1998 Anthony Campbell was a consultant physician at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital for over twenty years, and for many years was the editor of the prestigious British Homeopathic Journal (now Homeopathy), the journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy. Anthony Campbell is still writing books on homeopathy and running a vibrant blog here.

Francis Bunbury Fitzgerald Campbell (1863 – 1905) [no evident relation] was a patient of John Moorhead Byres Moir:

Reverend Francis Bunbury FitzGerald Campbell was born on 17 June 1863. He was the son of Colonel Sir Edward Fitzgerald Campbell, 2nd Baronet and Georgiana Charlotte Theophila Metcalfe. He died on 4 December 1905 at age 42, unmarried. Reverend Francis Bunbury FitzGerald Campbell was with the British Museum Reading Room between 1884 and 1900. He was Private Secretary to the Bishop of Calcutta between 1900 and 1902. He was the Curate between 1902 and 1905 at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster, London, England.