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:

October 28th, 2021

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

Our speaker this month is the Flinders University historian Professor Philip Payton. He has many interests and in particular Cornish-Australian history so some members may have heard him speak at Cornish Festivals in SA. However, he will speak to us about repatriation of World War 1 defence personnel - much of which occurred during the 1918-19 pandemic.

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 Philip Payton - "Repatriation During and After WW1"

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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