Marjorie Golomb Feigenbaum M.B. B.S. M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P. J.P. (4 November 1922 – 18 June 1972) was an homeopath and dermatologist at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. She was one of sixteen homeopaths who died in the Staines Trident air disaster in June, 1972.
Homeopaths and homeopathic supporters including Isabel Campbell, Dudley Wooton Everitt, 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.
Tragically, in April 1971, the year before the Staines air disaster, Marjorie Golomb’s husband, Simon Joseph Feigenbaum (1918 – 1971), died aged 52, followed six months later in December by their only son, David Martin Feigenbaum (1951 – 1971), aged just 20.
Obituary of Marjorie Golomb M.B., B.S., M.F. Hom in the British Medical Journal vol.3 no. 5819 (15 July 1972), page 181:
Dr. Marjorie Golomb, clinical assistant to the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, died in the Trident air disaster at Heathrow on 18 June 1972. She was 49.
Marjorie Golomb was born on 4 November 1922 at Hove. Graduating at the Royal Free Hospital in 1946, she worked in general practice at Wembley until her marriage, after which she was for many years a school medical officer in the London Area. As her children grew older and she felt able to give more time to professional work she held posts in psychiatry, dermatology and homeopathy and took the diploma of membership of the faculty of Homeopathy in 1962. She finally chose to make her career in dermatology and held dermatological posts at several hospitals in and around London, including the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, to which she was appointed in 1962, and St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, to which she was appointed in 1971. Three years ago she became a Justice of the Peace for the Borough of Hampstead.
Marjorie’s personal qualities were outstanding and made her a most remarkable doctor. A person completely unselfish in all aspects of her life and professionally modest, she never sought the limelight. The warmth and generosity with which she gave of herself knew no limit, and her devotion to her family as wife, mother and daughter was truly remarkable. A woman of high and sensitive intelligence with a ready wit, courageous and kind, her calm presence always raised everybody’s spirits. To her friends, colleagues and family her loss is indeed a heavy one. Her husband died a year ago and she is survived by three daughters. VC.
Marjorie Golomb was born in 1923. In 1946 she qualified in London with a M.R.C.S.(ENG.) and L.R.C.P.(LOND.) and took her M.B., B.S. in the same year. She was then house physician at the London Jewish Hospital with which she kept in touch throughout her future fife. For a short time she was in general practice. Her medical career was interrupted by her marriage in 1948 and by the birth of her four children. As the children started school, Dr. Golomb returned to medical work, first as a school doctor, then as a hospital physician.
She first became a Clinical Assistant at the Marlborough Day Hospital for a number of years and then turned to dermatology. In 1962, she joined the Faculty of Homceopathy and later took her M.r.~OM.
Since 1962, she worked in the Skin Dept. of the Royal London Homceopathic Hospital as Clinical Assistant and, in addition, held positions in Dermatological Departments at St. Albans City Hospital, The Royal Northern Hospital, The Central Middlesex Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth II. Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and recently at St. John’s Hospital for the Diseases of the Skin.
Marjorie Golomb’s high intelligence, perceptiveness of other people’s needs, her great modesty and unfailing friendliness made her a beloved doctor, a universally liked colleague and a friend to a large circle of people. She was one of the victims of the recent air disaster at London Airport. She is survived by her children.