Exhibition from Royal Adelaide Hospital Historical Collection
When the Adelaide Hospital opened on North Terrace in 1856, little was known about the impact of infection on wound healing. As a consequence, the death rate was high. Noted British surgeon Sir Joseph Lister devised a method to prevent living germs from entering and growing in a wound, significantly reducing infection. Doctors Flemming and Florey continued this fight through their discovery of penicillin. Come along and see how Royal Adelaide Hospital has tried to fight infection over the years. Objects from our dental and surgical collections, as well as stories about migrant health will also be on display.
Bookings required for groups only
- Wheelchair access