Rolf E. Peters, DC, MCSc, FACC, FPAC, FICC
Rolf E. Peters, DC, MCSc, FACC, FPAC, FICC is a 1957 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and chiropractic historian extraordinaire. He completed his Internship at the B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Research Clinic in 1957. On June 13, 2016, Rolf was awarded the Award of Order of Australia Medal for his Service to the Chiropractic Profession. (Please check out Rolf’s C.V. here.)
Dr. Peter’s latest article on H.E. Chance, JD, may be read here: Hugh Emery Chance, JD: A Man Ahead of his time.
Dr. Peters is a former editor of Chiropractic Journal of Australia and the Journal of Australian Chiropractor’s Association. He is also a founder of The Association for Chiropractic History – Australia with his late wife Mary Ann Chance. Rolf practiced chiropractic in Wagga Wagga for fifty years. He is now retired from practice.
An Early History of Chiropractic
Rolf completed a Master of Chiropractic Science program at RMIT in 2004. The Masters Thesis was five hundred pages and recently published as a book titled An Early History of Chiropractic: The Palmers and Australia. It is amazing and should be required reading for all chiropractors and chiropractic students!
From the foreword by Dr. Phillip Ebrall,
“The aim of Dr. Peters’ dissertation was to identify those graduate chiropractors who laid the foundation for the practice of chiropractic in the Commonwealth of Australia during the period of 1905- 1945. It was found that the majority of graduates arriving in Australia gained their chiropractic education at the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
The Palmer influence encouraged its graduates to use spinography and instrumentation in practice, and the use of these modalities in Australia was documented during the 1920s in Australian Post Office and Telephone Directories. The use of spinography and instrumentation ensured optimal safety and effectiveness of chiropractic intervention and underpinned the claim that chiropractic was a science as well as a philosophy and art.
Dr. Peters’ research demonstrates that Palmer philosophy emphasized the importance of preserving and promulgating the identity of chiropractic as being separate and distinct from other forms of non-allopathic health care.”
Rolf Peters’ Writings
Invited Chapters in Books
Australian Papers: Single author
Australian Papers: First author
Australian Papers: Co-author