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:

Members and guests are welcome.

December 8th, 2017

Our final meeting for the year will be a Christmas lunch meeting on Friday 8th of December at the National Council of Women, 95 South Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000. Some will remember the venue from the Sherlock Holmes evening in 2012. We cannot park on site this time, but 3-hour parking is available on South Terrace, on the western side of Morphett St, and Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue.

Our guest speaker, Dr Jeff Nicholas, will start his talk entitled "Behind the streets of Adelaide" promptly at 12 noon. Dr Nicholas, is well known as an author and authority on the derivation of street names in Adelaide. He will bring some of his three books for sale on the 8th of December.

We have hired a caterer for the food, and reservations for the meal have now closed.

Attendees will receive a reminder about a week before the meeting.

As always, guests are welcome. Cost $40 per person.

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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