Biographical entry Rivett, Edward William (1894 - 1962)
- 12 July 1894
Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia
- 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.
- 1910 - c. 1914
- Career position - Engineer at the Adelaide Steamship Co.
- Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Sydney and Women's hospitals
- Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
- Education - Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
- 1921 - 1922
- Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Brisbane General Hospital
- c. 1922 - 1925
- Career position - Private practice in partnership with his sister Christine
- 1925 - 1927
- Education - Studies at the Palmer School of Chiropractic in California, USA
- 1927 -
- Career position - Private practice Macquarie Street, Sydney
- Career position - Established a private maternity hospital at a property called Cabarisha
- c. 1946 - c
- Career position - Private practice in partnership with his sister Christine, and later his sons.
- Rutledge, Martha, 'Rivett , Amy Christine (1891-1962) and Edward William (1894-1962), Medical Practitioners', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, p. 401. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110409b.htm. Details
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