South Australian Medical Heritage Society
Society Website & Virtual Museum

Iron lung - polio epidemic

Headache powders which damaged kidneys


Kidney biopsy

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Upcoming Meetings:

May 24th, 2018

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

Our speaker this month is the long-term SAMHS Treasurer and President of the Glenside Historical Society Inc., Mr David Buob, and the topic is truly interesting: "Myles Flynn: A criminal, lunatic & alcoholic who unknowingly changed SA for the better".

History Festival, May 12th, 2018

SAMHS History Festival display will be on Saturday 12th May 2018, 10am-4pm (6 hours) at Z-ward and we would like a few more people to volunteer for a couple of hours on the day. Please add your name to the list if you can help.

Field Trip, May 20th, 2018

Our field trip will be on Sunday 20th May 2018, we will view medical instruments at the Middleton Hotel and visit the Strathalbyn museum, with lunch at a local hotel. An attendance list will be available at the this meeting. Please register if you intend joining us.

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