Museum Blogs...

Stories from our Work Experience students...

We are lucky enough to see dozens of great work experience students through every year. If you are interested in work experience at the Museum, click HERE

Our work experience students research a specimen or health/disease related topic during their time with us, please find there projects in the following blog along with their stories of their week at the Museum

WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENT BLOG

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Stories from our Junior Volunteers...

We have recently had several junior volunteers spending time with us at the Museum.  Read about their experiences here.

Sam's Blog

Fawaz's Blog

Krishnath's Blog

In the News...

Australians confused about antibiotics

25 November, 2013
by administrator

A new survey conducted by the National Prescribing Service has found that many Australians don't understand how antibiotics work, asking their doctors to prescribe antibiotics when they are not needed.

25 November, 2013
by administrator

Two cases of typhoid at the Christmas Island detention centre last week sparked fears of an outbreak of the disease on the island.

The two Afghan asylum seekers, who arrived on separate boats, were hospitalised with typhoid fever. They have since been treated and have returned to the detention centre.

25 November, 2013
by administrator

Australia has stepped up the fight against antibiotic-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB), opening a $1.2 million high biosecurity laboratory in Sydney last Tuesday.

From the Collection...

University plunges into history in the name of science

25 November, 2013
by Mr Derek Williamson

Erin Collins: UNSW journalism intern

After years stowed away, a University of New South Wales antique, the ‘Drummond Digital Microdispenser’ has landed itself in the Museum of Human Disease, sparking conversation about what relevance exactly it now has in modern research.

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25 November, 2013
by administrator

image - From the Collection...Nasal douches have been around for a long time, allowing people to cleanse the nose of mucus and other debris like air-borne pollutants.  
 

25 November, 2013
by Ms Bridget Murphy

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‘Kill All Germs’ was the motto and the name of KAG manufacturing company’s latest revolution in the world of antiseptics in the 1900s. But what did this ground-breaking new medicine actually do?

25 November, 2013
by administrator

image - Bex Powders“Have a cup of tea, a Bex and a good lie down,” advised advertisements for Bex, a cure-all manufactured from 1965 by Beckers Pty Ltd manufacturing chemists in Sydney.

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