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 26th, 2015

The next general meeting of the SAMHS will be on Thursday, 26th of Novmber at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

The speaker is Joy Copland, her topic: "Hepatitis C in South Australia: Twenty Years of Surveillance".

December 11th, 2015

Christmas Meeting

The SAMHS Christmas meeting will be on Friday, 11th of December at the SAHMRI at 3:00 pm.

Commencing with a 3pm visit to SAMHRI, for an overview of research by Dr Peter Psaltis, Co-director Vascular Research Centre, SAHMRI.

Afterwards, SAMHS social evening with drinks and finger food, 5-8pm at the Hughes' home.
Members can invite guests and potential members.

A donation of $10 from members would be most appreciated.

If you are planning to attend, please advise the secretary (Joy Copland) by Sun 6th Dec.

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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