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Biographical entry Rivett, Edward William (1894 - 1962)

Born
12 July 1894
Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia
Died
25 March 1962
Occupation
Physician

Summary

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.

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Events

1910 - c. 1914
Career position - Engineer at the Adelaide Steamship Co.
1920
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Sydney and Women's hospitals
1920
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1921
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
1928
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.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • 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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