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:

Aug 22nd, 2019

Annual General Meeting

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

This month is our Annual General Meeting. Nominations for SAMHS executive and committee positions for the coming year are now due. Please send nominations to the Secretary by August 15th at the latest. Also, any nominations of financial members of SAMHS for the committee can be sent to Elizabeth Connolly or Maggi Boult no later than 7 days before the meeting.
Please note, to date we have nominees for the executive positions and a full committee.

We will also vote on the acceptance of the draft constitution.

The speaker this month will be Dr Fred Gilligan, who played a significant role in establishing SA's intensive care retrieval services. As one may guess from the title of his talk, he covers a broad range of patient transport, something particularly relevant in rural areas of the state. He will outline the progress of medicine for those critically ill, especially in the bush, and some of the struggles experienced by doctors and nurses. As well, he will cover the evolution of technology-based improvements in communication and transport that finally enabled on-site assistance for rural doctors.

Dr Fred Gilligan - "Hazards, Horses, and Helicopters"

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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