We have added over 1200 records for the Harry Daly Museum of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

This fascinating collection contains a diverse range of items associated with humanity’s quest for the relief from pain. View a vaporiser made by Australian soldiers in France during WWI from discarded items in the field, such as spent artillery shell. Other items include a Both Electrocardiograph, the world’s first direct writing instant diagnosis ECG from 1932 which meant no waiting for results, and some Tongue forceps - the record notes that piercing forceps were preferred by some as it was thought that a puncture wound healed faster than a crushed tongue.

The Museum itself is temporarily closed while they set up their exhibition in their new premises but you can explore the images of the collection online.