Janet Mary Campbell

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Dame Janet Mary Campbell, DBE, JP (5 March 1877, Brighton – 27 September 1954, Chelsea, London) was a British physician and medical officer.

Active in refugee relief, Campbell reached out to assist orphaned Basque children following the fascist bombings of the Basque region of Spain, particularly Guernica, during the Spanish Civil War.[1]

She served as Senior Medical Officer for Maternity and Child Welfare at the Ministry of Health and Chief Woman Medical Adviser to the Board of Education. She helped in preparing the 1923 Hadow Report, Differentiation of the curriculum for boys and girls respectively in secondary schools.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Campbell married Michael Heseltine, a registrar of the General Medical Council, in 1934. He died in 1952. The couple had no children.


Selected bibliography of writings by Campbell[edit]

  • Midwives and Midwifery. Voluntary work for infant welfare. Play centres and playgrounds (Carnegie United Kingdom Trust. Report on the Physical Welfare of Mothers and Children. England and Wales, vol. 2; 1917)
  • The training of midwives, (Great Britain. Ministry of Health. Reports on public health and medical subjects; 1923)
  • Notes on the arrangements for teaching obstetrics and gynæcology in the medical schools (1923)
  • Maternal mortality (Reports on public health and medical subjects; 1924)
  • The protection of motherhood (British Ministry of Health reports on public health and medical subjects; 1927)
  • Infant mortality; international inquiry of the Health organisation of the League of nations, English section (1929)
  • Report on Maternal and Child Welfare in Australia (papers presented to Parliament/Session 1929-31, volume 2; 1930)
  • National Health Services and Preventive Methods for improving National Health (1943)

External links[edit]

  • Profile, oxfordindex.oup; accessed 1 April 2014.
  • Profile, books.google.com; accessed 1 April 2014.


  1. ^ Basque children orphaned during the Spanish Civil War
  2. ^ The Hadow Report, part I
  3. ^ The Hadow Report, part II