South Australian Medical Heritage Society
Society Website & Virtual Museum

Iron lung - polio epidemic

Headache powders which damaged kidneys


Kidney biopsy

Welcome and please enjoy!

Upcoming Meetings:

February 28th, 2019

The next meeting of the SAMHS will be held on Thursday, 28th of February at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

A belated Happy New Year to all.

It seems a late start to the SAMHS year, as our first meeting is not until the 28th of February 2019. The topic of interest is the life and work of Dr Nancy Atkinson, an early bacteriologist at the IMVS who later worked at the University of Adelaide in both the Medical and Dental Faculties. We already know that some SAMHS members were her students.

Dr Emma McEwin - "Nancy Atkinson OBE: pioneer bacteriologist at the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science & University of Adelaide".

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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