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.
Know Your Enemy
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse - A Holiday Adventure January 6-28
Looking for something to do during the school holidays? Something a little out of the ordinary? Come and visit the Museum of Human Disease and find out how to survive a ZOMBIE apocalypse, or enrol in our dissection workshops.
We are listed as one of the world's 10 weirdest museums - though we don't look at it that way. You can investigate diseases and common causes of death, see the effect of these diseases on our bodies, and see real x-rays, bionic implants and medical tools.
The Museum is closed from December 20 2013 reopening on January 2nd 2014.
Introduction to the Museum
In the News:
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.
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:
Nasal douches have been around for a long time, allowing people to cleanse the nose of mucus and other debris like air-borne pollutants.
By Joshua Collis-Bird
‘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?
“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.
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.