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:

November 22nd, 2018

Inaugural Professor Donald Simpson Memorial Oration

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

Our speaker this month is neurosurgeon Professor Peter Reilly, well known to many members through the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the NeuroSurgical Research Foundation. In this Inaugural Professor Donald Simpson Memorial Oration, Prof. Reilly will speak of his experience assisting people in developing nations. This will strike a chord with members who have also worked overseas in developing nations and resource poor settings.

Prof Peter Reilly - "Neurosurgery in Developing Nations".

December 7th, 2018

We are preparing for the final meeting of the year, a lunch meeting on Friday 7th of December (11:45 for 12 noon). We will be limited to 48 people for lunch, so it will be first come - first served for attendance. At the October meeting, 19 people registered.

Please let the Secretary know by either by email ( jgcopl [at] bigpond.net.au ), or at the November meeting if you would like to attend.

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