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SPASM Museum – Open for Inspection
August 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely
An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely
Open for inspection 2nd Saturday and 4th Monday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm (except Dec/Jan)
The Society for Preservation of the Artifacts of Surgery & Medicine consists entirely of members and volunteers with an interest in history of and the preservation of moveable heritage items and memorabilia from both the hospital and non-hospital sectors of nursing and medicine.
The collection began as a teaching collection within the Department of Anaesthetics at the then Lidcombe Hospital and it grew over time to include many other items no longer used in the practice of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, pathology, general practice, surgery and anaesthesia.
As the collection grew larger and a group of volunteers became established it was decided to create an organisation that would provide protection for the collection and ensure its preservation.
Display includes old suture materials ‚Äì kangaroo tendon, silkworm gut, black silk, catgut and many others materials no longer in use.