South Australian Medical Heritage Society
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Iron lung - polio epidemic

Headache powders which damaged kidneys


Kidney biopsy

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Upcoming Meetings:

September 24th, 2020

The next meeting of the SAMHS will be held on Thursday, 24th of September at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

While it will not be quite a Grand Resumption of SAMHS meetings, we are pleased to tell you the September meeting will go ahead, albeit, with a number of changes. Our guest speaker will be Professor Guy Maddern, who will reflect on "now and then" relationships between hospitals and universities.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are limited to 40 attendees (determined by the size of the room) and we must comply with social distancing, signage, hand hygiene requirements and keep contact tracing records. Food and drink will NOT be offered at the meeting. Initially, we are only inviting members to attend, but if we have fewer than 40 acceptances, we will offer non-members some places, too.

Please reply to the Secretary to register attendance or an apology: A list will be compiled for both.

Also, our SAMHS Annual General Meeting would normally be the August meeting, but we will hold the AGM in October this year. A separate email about the AGM inviting nominations for the 2020-2021 SAMHS committee and executive positions will be sent later.

Professor Guy Maddern, AO - "Hospital vs University: 125 years on, has anything changed?"

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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