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:

November 28th, 2019

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

This month, Professor Gary Wittert will speak on 21st century disease and the all-too-familiar concept of past lessons unheeded.

Prof. Gary Wittert - "The obesity & chronic disease epidemic of the 21st century: Why haven't we learned a lesson from scurvy?"

December 19th, 2019

SAMHS Christmas lunch meeting will be held on Thursday, 19 December, 2019, commencing at 12:30 pm. The venue is Living Choice at 123 Fisher Street, Fullarton, Adelaide, SA, 5063.

The presentation in a function room will be followed by lunch at Damien's restaurant (own cost).
The number of attendees for both the presentation (for setting out chairs) and lunch (for the restaurant) are required by the 12th of December.

A list will be available at the November meeting, but you can also email the Secretary to add your name to the list before then.

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