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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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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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Collections

Explore collection items held at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Heritage Office:   Royal Adelaide Hospital Heritage Office Collection Calvary Hospital Collection South Australian Dental Historical Society Collection The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Collection St John Ambulance Museum Collection

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About RAH Health Museum

In the long term it will cover all aspects of South Australian health, recognising the many contributions made by professionals, not just those in hospitals, but in the community as a whole (including industry). In addition to doctors, nurses and surgeons, it will also acknowledge the work of dentists, pharmacists, allied health

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