History of Anaesthesia, Library Museum and Archive (HALMA) July 2019 Update

Published: 11 July 2019

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We are still trying to clear the donation backlog for the Harry Daly Museum (HDM) but we are making leaps and bounds to accession new items into the collection as well as undertaking a complete audit of the entire collection.

So, if you have any items you’re waiting to donate to the HDM then please hold onto them for just a little bit longer as we keep sorting through the wonderful items we’ve already got pending.

The last meeting of the HALMA Committee was incredibly successful with 21 items coming into the collection. Some of these items are a laryngeal mask endotube introducer, ties used for securing endotracheal tubes (dyed pink to raise funds for breast cancer), an old apothecary bottle which is thought to have held Laudanum, a well-used Nembutal tin from around the middle of last century, an old door stop that was used as a bite block and a Haemometer.

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Work is still taking place in the Museum as we prepare to start an audit of the entire collection. Following this, changes will start to come to the Museum so watch this space!

The HDM is open by appointment Thursday and Friday, 10am-4pm. Please email BMcMartin@asa.org.au to arrange your visit.