Charlotte Catherine Campbell, 78, a retired professor who advanced the knowledge and treatment of infections caused by fungi, died Friday at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. A specialist in medical mycology, the study of fungi, Professor Campbell wrote or was the co-author of more than 100 treatises, particularly on the causes and cures of histoplasmosis, lung diseases caused by fungus. For her work, she received the highest award of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology in 1979. Although she never finished her doctorate, this was one of many honors she received.
* Oleg Pomerantzeff, 83, a pioneering optical physicist and engineer died Thursday in Toulouse, France. He developed the tTC Schepens-Pomerantzeff indirect binocular ophthalmoscope, which gives doctors a three- dimensional perspective of the inside of the eye and made possible modern retina surgery. He also invented a scanning laser ophthalmoscope, a diagnostic tool that uses a laser beam shot through the pupil to give a video image of the inside of the eye.
* Rabbi Samuel Freilich, 91, who helped organize an escape of Jewish men from the Nazis during a forced march to Auschwitz in 1945 and later established a network of schools for Jewish orphans in Hungary, died Thursday in Riverdale, the Bronx, N.Y., after a long illness. Early in World War II, he was drafted into a Jewish slave labor battalion by the Nazis and participated in a forced march of prisoners from Minsk to the Russian front.
Three-quarters of the 60,000 marchers died. He later wrote a book about his experiences, "The Coldest Winter," published by Holocaust Books in 1988.
* Helen Adam, 83, a poet and composer of Scottish ballads, died on Sept. 19 at a nursing home in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. A master of ballads and classical English poetry, she was nevertheless closely associated with the Beat authors and the San Francisco school of poets. She read her work alongside friends like Allen Ginsburg and Robert Duncan.