Anthony Campbell (physician)

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Anthony Campbell, M.D., is a retired British physician, homeopath, acupuncturist and author.

He was a consultant physician at The Royal London Homeopathic Hospital until he retired in 1998,[1] and for many years was the editor of the British Homoeopathic Journal (now Homeopathy), the journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy.[2]

Nonetheless, he is a skeptic about much of alternative medicine.[3] Although a Fellow of the Faculty of Homeopathy who advises that a great many patients have found benefit from homeopathy, Campbell considers that its claimed benefits may be due to the placebo response and other factors unconnected with the medicines themselves,[4] such as the consultation acting as a form of psychotherapy with a sympathetic listener.[5] He is regularly quoted in discussions of homeopathy as a practitioner and skeptic.

His books on acupuncture are recommended as appropriate reading material for newly trained members of The British Medical Acupuncture Society.[6]


  • The Sacred Malady (fiction). Chatto & Windus (1967)
  • Seven States of Consciousness. Victor Gollancz (1973); HarperCollins (1973).
  • The Mechanics of Enlightenment. Victor Gollancz (1975).
  • The Two Faces of Homoeopathy. Robert Hale (1984).
  • Acupuncture: The Modern Scientific Approach. Faber (1987).
  • Getting the Best for your Bad Back. Sheldon (1992).
  • Natural Selection vs Natural Medicine. Online Originals London (1997).
  • Acupuncture in Practice: Beyond points and meridians. Butterworth-Heinemann (2001).
  • Back: Your 100 questions answered. Newleaf (2001)
  • Beating Back Pain. Mitchell Beazley (2004)
  • Homeopathy in perspective. Lulu Enterprises (2008)


  1. ^ Personal file, Anthony Campbell. Accessed 2007-03-24
  2. ^ Was Kent a Hahnemannian?
  3. ^ Key ideas in alternative medicine, Anthony Campbell. Accessed 2007-03-25
  4. ^ Homeopathy in Perspective Archived 2007-02-20 at the Wayback Machine, Anthony Campbell. Accessed 2007-03-24
  5. ^ Homeopathy. Skeptic's Dictionary
  6. ^ The British Medical Acupuncture Society - Reading List Archived April 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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