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:

February 22nd, 2018

The next meeting of the SAMHS is the Annual General meeting, and will be held on Thursday, 22nd of February at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at the slightly later time of 6:00 pm.

We are delighted to have Dr Peter Kreminski as the first guest speaker for the year, and he will cover the story of another remarkably talented and able medical man in South Australia, "Otto Nichterlein MA MD, polymath: athlete, musician, horticulturalist, linguist and lecturer in English literature".

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