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 24th, 2016

The next general meeting of the SAMHS will be on Thursday, 24th of November at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

Our speaker this month is Emeritus Professor Max Kamien from Western Australia, known to some members from student days or through the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The focus of his talk, "Dr Count Lippay", may also be recalled by some members.

At this meeting, members can add their names to the list of attendees for our December meeting on Friday 9th of December. Alternatively, people can write to the Secretary with an acceptance.

Members are particularly encouraged to invite guests to this meeting.

Latest Webpages:


If you are interested in becoming a member of the
South Australian Medical Heritage Society,
please see our membership form.

If you have comments, suggestions or corrections,
please let us know :
Contact / Web Content (Tony Slavotinek)
Web Editor / Web Master (Greg Sampson)


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