South Australian Medical Heritage Society
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Iron lung - polio epidemic

Headache powders which damaged kidneys


Kidney biopsy

Welcome and please enjoy!

Upcoming Meetings:

May 27th, 2021

The next meeting of the SAMHS will be held on Thursday, 27th of May at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

The speaker this month will be Dr Jim Tulloch AM, who was a guest at our February meeting. Although a local medical graduate, most of his career has involved working overseas with organisations such as the World Health Organization and the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor.

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.

Dr Jim Tulloch AM - "45 years of International Public Health"

June 4th, 2021

The SAMHS field trip for 2021 will be on the 4th of June from 2 - 4pm at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Museum, 207-235 Hampstead Road, Lightsview.

We will be visiting the "Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes" exhibition at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Museum, where we can explore the cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, nervous, digestive, and integumentary systems.
Further information can be found on the History Festival site.

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