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:

October 22nd, 2020

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

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on October 22nd. The current executive and committee have all been nominated for another term, but further nominations are welcome.

If you wish to be nominated, or to nominate someone else, please contact either the Secretary (Joy) or the President (Ian) as soon as possible.

Unless the corona rules change, the meeting will be capped at 25 people. Please contact the Secretary to register attendance beforehand, as we did last month.

The speaker for this month will be Professor Margaret Davy AM, a former chairwoman of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and a recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia award for her services to Women's Health.

Professor Margaret Davy, AM - "Gynaecological Oncology"

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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