Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Development of Intensive Care Services at RAH

THE APPOINTMENT OF MAURICE SANDO The major development of the Department of Anaesthesia and the related services such as Intensive Care began when Dr Maurice Sando was appointed Director of Anesthesia in 1962. Progress in anaesthesia involving the use of muscle relaxants and intermittent positive pressure ventilation of the lungs

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Hyperbaric chamber therapy

Diving Accidents  -  Bubbles In The Blood During the 1960s several abalone fishermen on the west coast near Port Lincoln were developing decompression sickness (“the bends”).   They commonly dived to 50 feet (approximately 10-15 metres), though sometimes much deeper, to harvest the shellfish, while breathing compressed air pumped down from

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Lucy Compson Daw

Lucy Compson Daw was born in Mount Barker, South Australia on 18 July, 1883, the eldest daughter of Clara Elizabeth Daw (nee Mackenzie) and Alfred Compson Daw. She came from a pioneering family background which included her grandfather John Wickham Daw, who arrived in South Australia in 1838. Daws Road

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