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 25th, 2017

The next general meeting of the SAMHS will be on Thursday, 25th of May at the Royal Society Rooms, Kintore Ave, Adelaide at 5:30 pm.

Our speaker this month, Dr John Crowhurst, will be known to many as an anaesthetist whose interests include military and medical history. His topic will be "The Legacy of the Anaesthesia Events at Pearl Harbor, 7th December, 1941".

While the impetus given to antibiotic development and use by the events of the Second World War is well known, the lesser known impact of WWII on anaesthetics will be the topic of Dr Crowhurst's talk.

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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