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:

August 23rd, 2018

The next meeting of the SAMHS will be held on Thursday, 23rd of August at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

August will be our Annual General Meeting. Our speaker will be neurosurgeon Dr. Brian Brophy who, no doubt, is known to some members through the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. The focus of his talk is the South Australian geologist, explorer and academic Douglas Mawson: "Douglas Mawson and the far east Antarctic journey, 1911-1914".

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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