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:

November 25th, 2021

The next meeting of the SAMHS will be held on Thursday, 25th of November at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

As those who attend the October meeting know, we have had a change of speaker this month. We are delighted to say that Professor Peter Roberts-Thomson will speak about a very special book collections, a topic that resonates with most of us.

Current Covid restrictions mean we will be limited to 50 people, so everyone (members and guests) will be required to wear a mask at the meeting and register ahead to keep track of numbers. If you wish to attend, please contact the Secretary (Joy) to reserve a place.

Professor Peter Roberts-Thomson - "Books, Libraries and a Physician's Private Collection (with a medical emphasis)"

December 10th, 2021

The Christmas meeting of the SAMHS will be held on Friday, 10th of December at the Auditorium, Living Choice, 123 Fisher Street, Fullarton, Adelaide at 12:00 pm.

Christmas is next month, and our final meeting for the year will be a lunch meeting on the 10th of December.
Members who have already registered need do nothing, and the Secretary will be taking registrations from now until the 3rd of December. A list will be available at the November meeting. Registration is essential.

Professor Glenn McCulloch - "The Origins of Neurosurgery in South Australia"

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