South Australian Medical Heritage Society
Society Website & Virtual Museum

Iron lung - polio epidemic

Headache powders which damaged kidneys


Kidney biopsy

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Upcoming Meetings:

April 22nd, 2021

The next meeting of the SAMHS will be held on Thursday, 22nd of April at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

This month Robert Bauze will change the theme to surgery with a presentation on early practices in South Australia.

Due to the pandemic, there will be a limit of 40 people. If you wish to attend, please contact the Secretary (Joy) to be to reserve a place.

Associate Professor Robert Bauze - "Bonesetting, Barossa Valley & early South Australian Orthopaedics"

Members and guests are welcome.

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nurses rah 1939
RAH nurses 1939

Amoeba causing meningitis

old obstetric stethoscope
Old obstetric stethoscope

Bragg hand x-ray 1896

RA Fisher,
statistics pioneer. His ashes are buried at St Peter's Cathedral, North Adelaide

Mask &
bottle for anaesthesia in tonsilectomy