Monthly Archives: April 2015

World War 1, Adelaide Hospital Nursing Staff: Sister Fannie Herring

As a probationer nurse, Fannie Herring was intent on a course of nursing and study that would see her achievements acknowledged with the Honours Medal, awarded for the first time in 1902. First class pass in all four subjects, Medicine, Surgery Ophthalmology, Gynaecology had to be obtained,  the Adelaide Hospital Board of

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1995 – Australia Remembers WWII 1945 – 1995

  Donald Beard AM FRACS FRCS     This address was delivered at the Foundation Day Address Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 12 July, 1995.     This is the year of Australia Remembers – remembering World War II and the fifty years subsequent.  I want to discuss

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1993 – For all Sorts and Conditions of Men

  Hugh Robert Gilmore, Emeritus Physician, Royal Adelaide Hospital      This address was delivered at the fifteenth Foundation Day Address Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 14 July, 1993.        It is customary on this yearly commemorative occasion to give a brief address on some aspect

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1992 – Hospital Organisational Structures and Royal Adelaide Hospital

  Brendon John Kearney, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Adelaide Hospital/Director, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science     This address was delivered at the fourteenth Foundation Day Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 22 July, 1992.     It is generally recognised that large hospitals are complex organisations.  It

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1991 – Tuberculosis Control in South Australia

  Roger Clare Angove, Emeritus Physician, Royal Adelaide Hospital     This address was delivered at the thirteenth Foundation Day Address Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 17 July, 1991.      Past and present friends of the Royal Adelaide Hospital.   It is my duty today to address you

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1990 – Hope, History and the Royal Adelaide Hospital

  Peter Cahalan, Director, History Trust of South Australia     This address was delivered at the twelfth Foundation Day Address Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 15 July, 1990. It was an occasion of the sesquicentenary celebration of Royal Adelaide Hospital.     A celebration such as this

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1989 – ‘Lifelines’. The Blood Transfusion Service and Royal Adelaide Hospital

  Robert Beal, Interim Director, Blood Department, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva     This address was delivered at the eleventh Foundation Day Address Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 12 July, 1989.     It is a signal privilege that you have given me

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1987 – Progress in Gynaecology Over Sixty Years

  Alfred Dudley Byrne, Emeritus Gynaecologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital       This address was delivered at the ninth Foundation Day Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 15 July, 1987.           I was conscious of the honour afforded me when asked to address this gathering

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Consumptive Home and Cancer wards 1902-1932

The Adelaide Hospital established a Consumptives’ Home in what had been the original 1840 era hospital building, located beyond the Botanical Gardens east of the existing hospital. Between 1856 and 1902 the original hospital building had been used as an annexe of the overcrowded North Terrace asylum. When the asylum

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Biographies & Histories

The Health Museum of South Australia is collecting and digitising biographies and histories of South Australians who have made important contributions in the advancement of health. This includes former staff of the Royal Adelaide Hospital and other institutions. Many of these notable South Australians worked in the fields of nursing, medicine, theatre, dentistry

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