Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Research and Development at the Adelaide Children's Hospital

WCHN History

Research and Development at the Adelaide Children's Hospital

The hospital has been at the forefront of developments in Paediatrics since its inception. It can claim to have had the first Bacteriological Laboratory of its kind in South Australia (1895). This facility, known as the Elder Laboratory, was at the Southern end of the Allan Campbell Building.

More recently the hospital has made nationally or even globally significant contributions in such varied fields as tetanus management, amoebic meningitis, cranio-facial surgery, chemical pathology, and medical genetics to name but a few. The agent found to cause amoebic meningitis was named naegleria fowlerii after the pathologist who described it, the ACH Head of Pathology, Dr. Malcolm Fowler.

last modified: 23 Aug 2018