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:

October 25th, 2018

The next meeting of the SAMHS will be held on Thursday, 25th of October at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

This month Dr Peter Byrne, known by a number of SAMHS members, will be our guest speaker on the topic: "History of General Burston and some outstanding WWII Australian Military Medical Officers".

November 2nd, 2018

As advertised in the Sunday Mail on September 30, the Neurological Research Foundation (NRF) is holding a dinner commemorating Professor Donald Simpson on Friday 2nd of November at the Wine Centre. Cost is $150 per person and tables of 8 or 10 are available. People can book a seat individually, too. The RSVP date on the NRF website has been extended to Friday 26th October.

Please let the Secretary know by email ( jgcopl [at] bigpond.net.au ) if you would like to attend and if we have enough interest, she will book a table.

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