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:

June 24th, 2021

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

The guest speaker for June will be the current Chief Scientist of SA, Prof. Caroline McMillen AO who completed her medical studies at Cambridge.

Due to the pandemic, there will be a limit of 50 people. If you wish to attend, please contact the Secretary (Joy) to reserve a place.

Prof. Caroline McMillen AO - "The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters"

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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