History in SA
South Australian doctors have been pioneers in the creation of a strong and united association representing the nation's medical profession.
The Australian Medical Association (South Australia) Inc is one of the oldest associations in Australia, having been formed in 1879, initially as a branch of the British Medical Association. Through its continued efforts, the South Australian branch urged the establishment of a national organisation, eventuating in the inauguration of the Australian Medical Association in Adelaide in May 1962.
You can find a list of past presidents of the AMA(SA), including during its early years as the BMA in SA here.
An fascinating glimpse into the early origins of the AMA(SA) is offered here
You can also find out more in the Association's Centenary History (see below)
Heroism, Humanity and Sacrifice
South Australian Medical Practitioners’ War Memorial Book
Digitised Edition | The Historical Committee of the AMA (SA) 2018©
In the Centenary Year of the landing of the ANZACs at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 during The Great War AMA(SA) honours all South Australian Medical Practitioners who served Australia during past conflicts extending from 1899 until 1975
Names and Awards are listed in alphabetical order in their rank on discharge.
Post discharge Honours are not recorded.
PDF for download attached below.
SA Medical Heritage Society
If you are interested to find out more about medical history in SA, you may like to check out the SA Medical Heritage Society.