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Rivett, Edward William (1894 - 1962)

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Born: 12 July 1894  Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 25 March 1962.
Edward William Rivett was a successful obstetrician and gynaecologist who established a private maternity hospital and worked in private practice, often with his sister Christine. His work in early ambulation of patients resulted in a lower death rate after operations and quicker healing. He undertook pioneering work in treating injuries and disease by spinal manipulation, having taken up Chiropractic studies in the USA. He was also interested in homoepathy, colour therapy and hypnotherapy and prepared his own herbal medicines until World War II.

Career Highlights

1910 - c. 1914Engineer at the Adelaide Steamship Co.
1920Resident Medical Officer, Sydney and Women's hospitals
1920Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1921Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1921 - 1922Resident Medical Officer at the Brisbane General Hospital
c. 1922 - 1925Private practice in partnership with his sister Christine
1925 - 1927Studies at the Palmer School of Chiropractic in California, USA
1927 - Private practice Macquarie Street, Sydney
1928Established a private maternity hospital at a property called Cabarisha
c. 1946 - c. Private practice in partnership with his sister Christine, and later his sons.


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 10 October 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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