Rolf Peters

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. 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.”

Mary Ann Chance

Understanding Rolf Peters’ work as one of the leading historians of chiropractic in the world must include the work of his late wife, Mary Ann Chance (1937-2008). Rolf and Mary Ann co-authored many articles together and edited over 100 issues of the peer-reviewed journal, Chiropractic Journal of Australia.

Mary Ann Chance, DC, FICC, FACC, was born into chiropractic and had a great impact on the profession. A wonderful memoriam was written about her by Phillip Ebrall, BAppSc(Chiropr), PhD, FICC, FACC and published in the 2011 issue of Chiropractic History.

Dr. Chance’s father was a lawyer and appointed by B.J. Palmer as Executive Director and General Counsel of the ICA in 1945. Her grandfather, H.C. Chance, was a 1924 graduate of PSC and joined the faculty in 1925. He remained on the faculty until just before his death in 1958. He was one of B.J. Palmer’s closest friends and confidants. Mary Ann babysat for Vickie Palmer in her youth. They were lifelong friends.

Please read the Memoriam and the articles below to get a better sense of the incredible legacy Mary Ann Chance left to the world and to chiropractic.

Dr. Rolf Peters

Published Works

Thesis

 

  • Chiropractic in Australia 1905 – 1945 and the Palmer School Influence, Thesis for the degree of Master of Chiropractic Science, RMIT University, 2004.

Non-Australian journals

 

  • Peters RE.  The facet syndrome.  Eur J Chiropr 1984; 32:85-102.
  • Peters RE.  Heparin therapy—contraindication to manipulation?  Eur J Chiropr 1984; 32:80-4.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Chiropractic in Australia: the first forty years (1905-1945).  Chiropr Hist 1996; 16(1):28-38.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  An Australian perspective on chiropractic spinography.  Chiropr Hist 1996; 16(2):43-50.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Chiropractic in Australia 1985:  a thumbnail sketch.  Eur J Chiropr 1985; 33:169-87.

Invited Chapters in Books

 

  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Chiropractic in Australia.  In:  Peterson D, Wiese G, eds. Chiropractic: an illustrated history.  St. Louis: Mosby, 1995: 476-83.

Australian Papers: Single author

Australian Papers: First author

  • Peters RE. The Palmer college in a Time of Global Turmoil:  The Year that was 1908.  Chiropr J Aust 2008; 28:142-50.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Disasters, Discoveries, Developments and Distinctions: The Year That Was 1907.  Chiropr J Aust 2007; 37:145-55.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Tremors, Trials, Tribulations:  The Year That Was 1906.  Chiropr J Aust 2006; 36: 137-47.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  What early chiropractors “treated”.   Chiropr J Aust 2005; 35:57-70.  This paper was voted the best paper published in Chiropractic Journal of Australia in 2005 by its Editorial Board.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Chiropractic education 1905-1945: The Palmer School Experience;  Learning climate.  Chiropr J Aust 2004; 34:136-46.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  The Palmer School of Chiropractic: Development of the faculty 1906-1945. Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:98-116.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  “The Lost Years” revisited.  Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:55-6.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  The Palmer School of Chiropractic:  Development of the physical plant 1905-1945—An Australian perspective.  Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:42-54.  This paper was voted the best paper published in Chiropractic Journal of Australia in 2003 by its Editorial Board
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  “The Lost Years”—1902-1904.  Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:2-10.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Australian Spinal Research Foundation: Glimpses of the first 25 years.  Chiropr J Aust 2001; 31:107-11.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Chiropractic in Australia, 1905 – 1945:  The Searby saga:  a story of hardships and determination.  Chiropr J Aust 2001; 31:17-32. The Editorial Board of the Chiropractic Journal of Australia voted this paper to be the best paper published during the year 2001.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Chiropractic and the law:  prosecution, persecution, protection, politics.  Chiropr J Aust 1999; 19:55-64
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Chiropractic education:  the beginning.  Chiropr J Aust 1997; 27:51-63.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Citations and references.  Chiropr J Aust 1997, 27:20-3.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  George Theroux and the type o/type m dilemma (or the Ross Coulthard story).  Chiropr J Aust 1995; 25:50-5.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  1910: A significant year (or the New Zealand influence).Chiropr J Aust 1995; 25:42-9.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Chiropractic in Australia: first contact.  Chiropr J Aust 1995; 25:2-5.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Historical notes:  A man called “Doss.”  Chiropr J Aust 1994; 24:113-6.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Historical notes:  The International College of Chiropractors Incorporated.  Chiropr J Aust 1993; 23:149-50.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Murder they wrote:  The death of D.D. Palmer and its aftermath.  Chiropr J Aust 1993; 23:143-8.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  The operation was a success.  Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:108-12.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  1961—a year of mourning.  Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:68-71.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Milestones in spinography: an Australian perspective. Chiropr J Aust 1993; 23:15-28.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  Indexing a paper: art or science?  J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1990; 20:49-52.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA.  The case of the missing paper—toward proper terminology. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1990; 20:90-3.

Australian Papers: Co-author

 

  • Chance MA, Peters RE. Writing case reports: a beginner’s guide.  Chiropr J Aust 1996; 25:102-5.
  • Chance MA, Peters RE.  The future of chiropractic philosophy: a quest for better questions.  Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:179-84.
  • Chance MA, Peters RE.  Priceless heritage: lost or misfiled?  J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1989; 19:125.
  • Chance MA, Peters RE.  A priceless heritage: lost. strayed or forfeited?  J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1988; 18:81-4.

Papers Presented

  • 2005 Invited paper:  James W. Parker and the Australian Connection.   ASRF – Parker Congress 2005, Melbourne. 22 July 2005
  • 2005 Invited paper:  What did our Pioneer Chiropractors “Treat”?   World Federation Congress 2005, Sydney, Australia
  • 1999 Invited paper:  Australian Spinal Research Foundation: Glimpses of the first 25 years. Annual Conference, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.
  • 1995 Invited paper:  Chiropractic in Australia:  Early Days. Dynamic Growth Centennial Congress 1995, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1995 Chiropractic in Australia – Early Days.  Educational Session, Annual General Meeting, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia New South Wales Branch), Sydney, NSW (in absentia).
  • 1995 An Australian Perspective on Chiropractic Spinography.  Chiropractic Centennial Congress, Davenport, Iowa.
  • 1995 Chiropractic in Australia—Early Days.  Chiropractic Centennial Congress, Davenport, Iowa.
  • 1995 Invited paper:  Chiropractic in Australia—Early Days. Chiropractic Centennial Conference.  Chiropractors Association of Australia, Canberra, ACT.
  • 1992 Invited paper:  Milestones in Radiography and Spinography, an Australian Perspective.  Annual Conference, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • 1992 Chiropractic Philosophy: A Quest for Better Questions.  Annual Conference, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, New South Wales Branch, Sydney
  • 1991 Invited paper:  The Future of Chiropractic Philosophy: a Quest for Better Questions.  Annual Conference, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
  • 1988 Journals and Magazines: What’s the Difference and WhoCares? International Chiropractic Congress, Sydney,
  • 1988 Scholarly Journals—Tools for Survival: A Challenge.  International Chiropractic Congress, Sydney
  • 1987 Writers’ Workshop, Federal Conference of the Australian of the Australian Chiropractors’ Association, Canberra, ACT
  • 1987 Credibility, Recognition and Survival—the Role of Scientific Publishing in Chiropractic.  Annual Conference, Australian Chiropractors’ Association, New South Wales Branch, Sydney
  • 1986 Writers’ Workshop, Federal conference of the Australian Chiropractors’ Association, Broadbeach, Queensland
  • 1985 Scholarly Publications and Professional Development, Federal conference of the Australian Chiropractors Association, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • 1984 Writing for Submission to Chiropractic Journals, Federal Conference of the Australian Chiropractors’ Association, Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1983 Facet Syndrome, delivered in Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, Shanghai and Wuxi during the American Chiropractic Orthopedic Study Exchange tour.

Professional Appointments

  • 1958-1960 Private practice, Beverly Hills, California
  • 1960-1965 Clinic Manager, Riverina Branches, Bolton Chiropractic Health Service, Sydney, N.S.W.
  • 1965- Managing Director and clinician, Peters Chiropractic Centre Pty Ltd
  • 1983-1990 Editor, Journal of the Australian Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1991-2013 Editor, Chiropractic Journal of Australia.
  • 1996 – Member, Editorial Board, Chiropractic History.
  • 2008-2013 Member, College Management Committee of the Australasian College of Chiropractors.

Honorary Position

  • 1992 Foundation President, Association for the History of Chiropractic–Australia

Career-Related Organizations

  • 1955-  Delta Sigma Chi, professional fraternity
  • 1955-1956 Photographic staff, Wyvern, Palmer College Yearbook
  • 1957 Editor-in-Chief, Wyvern, Palmer College Yearbook
  • 1956-1961 International Chiropractors Association
  • 1957-  Pi Tau Delta, International Chiropractic Honor Society
  • 1960-1990 Australian Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1961-   Parker Chiropractic Resource Foundation
  • 1975-  International College of Chiropractic
  • 1975-1979 International Chiropractors Association
  • 1975-1990 Australian Spinal Research Foundation
  • 1980-1988 American Chiropractic Association
  • 1982-1988 European Chiropractors Union
  • 1982-1990 Council on Radiology, American Chiropractic Association
  • 1982-1990 Council on Orthopedics (associate member) American Chiropractic Association
  • 1990- Chiropractic Research Journal Editors Council
  • 1991- Association for the History of Chiropractic
  • 1991- Association for the History of Chiropractic – Australia  ( co-founder)
  • 1991- Chiropractors’ Association of Australia
  • 2008-  Member, President’s Club, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
  • 2009- Fellow, Palmer Academy of Chiropractic
  • 2011-  Member, Palmer College Heritage Endowment Society

Honors and Awards

  • 1957 Elected to Pi Tau Delta, International Chiropractic Honor Society
  • 1974 Continuing Education Award, Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation
  • 1974  Chiropractor of the Year (Overseas), Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation
  • 1982 Certificate of Proficiency in X-ray, Russ Erhardt, Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation
  • 1982 Continuing Education Award, Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation
  • 1982 Distinguished Service Award, Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation
  • 1988 Meritorious Service Award, Australian Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1993 Elected to Fellowship, International College of Chiropractors
  • 1998 Meritorious Service Award, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia
  • 2002 Awarded Life Membership, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia
  • 2004 Awarded Master of Chiropractic Science, (by research) RMIT University
  • 2005 Humanitarian Award – Australian Spinal Research Foundation – Parker Seminars Australia
  • 2006 Elected to Fellowship, Australasian College of Chiropractic
  • 2007 Palmer College of Chiropractic “50 Years of Service to Chiropractic and Humanity” medal
  • 2008 Chiropractors’ Association of Australia: Award for having published 100 editions of the Journal
  • 2009 Elected to Fellowship, Palmer Academy of Chiropractic. Highest award of Palmer College
  • 2011 Lee Homewood Chiropractic Heritage Award, Highest Honour bestowed by the Association for the History of Chiropractic
  • 2014 Awarded Editor Emeritus Chiropractic Journal of Australia
  • 2016 Order of Australia Medal for Service to the Chiropractic Profession

Academic Background

  • 1942-1949 Ernst Moritz Arndt Gymnasium, Krefeld, Germany
  • 1949-1952 Various courses in New York night schools
  • 1952-1954 Various courses, USAFI
  • 1955-1958 Undergraduate student, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
  • 1957 Internship, B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Research Clinic Davenport, Iowa
  • 1958 Postgraduate studies in physiotherapy, Cleveland College of Chiropractic, Los Angeles
  • 1960-2013 Postgraduate seminars in chiropractic sponsored by:Activator MethodsAustralian Chiropractors’ AssociationChiropractors’ Association of AustraliaFoundation for Chiropractic Education and ResearchInternational College of ChiropracticNational College of ChiropracticPalmer College of ChiropracticParker Chiropractic Research FoundationPhillip Institute of Technology School of ChiropracticChiropractic Education Australia Ltd
  • 1980-1982 Bachelor of Science (Practice Management, Nutrition, cum laude) Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa
  • 1995-2004 Master of Chiropractic Science program, RMIT, Bundoora, Victoria

Dr. Mary Ann Chance

Published Works

Non-Australian journals

 

  • Chance MA. Exporting Chiropractic to the World. Chiropr Hist 1997; 17(1):51-5.
  • Chance MA. Information for chiropractors intending to migrate to Australia. Bull Eur Chiropractors’ Union 1982; 30(1):38-42.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Chiropractic in Australia: the first forty years (1905-1945). Chiropr Hist 1996; 16(1):28-38.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. An Australian perspective on chiropractic spinography. Chiropr Hist 1996; 16(2):43-50.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Chiropractic in Australia 1985: a thumbnail sketch. Eur J
    Chiropr 1985; 33:169-87.

Invited Chapters in Books

 

  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Chiropractic in Australia. In: Peterson D, Wiese G, eds.
    Chiropractic: an illustrated history. St. Louis: Mosby, 1995: 476-83.
  • Tamulaitis CM, Auerbach GA, Chance MA, Gaucher-Peslerbe L, Englebrecht RV, Takeyachi K. Chiropractic growth outside North America. In: Haldeman S, editor.
  • Principles and practice of chiropractic, 2nd ed. Norwalk: Appleton & Lange; 1992:38-42.

Australian journals: Single author

  • Chance MA. True confessions of a workaholic. ACA News 1988; (September):14- 6.
  • Chance MA. Chiropractic in Denmark. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1986; 16:8-11.
  • Chance MA. Chiropractic at the Olympics. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1985; 15:10-1.
  • Chance-Lazare MA. A survey of chiropractic insurance relations internationally. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1979; 11(4):16-8.
  • Numerous submissions to government presented on behalf of the australian Chiropractors’ Association (Federal Executive Council, Victorian Branch and South Australian Branch).

Australian journals: First author

 

  • Chance MA, Peters RE. Writing case reports: a beginners guide. Chiropr J Aust 1996; 26:102-5.
  • Chance MA, Peters RE. The future of Chiropractic philosophy: a quest for better questions. Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:179-84.

Australian journals: Co-author

 

  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Disasters, Discoveries, Developments and Distinction: The Year That Was 1907. Chiropr J Aust 2007; 37:145-156.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Tremors, Trials, Tribulations: The Year That Was 1906. Chiropr J Aust 2006; 36: 137-47.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. What early chiropractors “treated”. Chiropr J Aust 2005; 25:57-70. This paper was voted the best paper published in Chiropractic Journal of Australia in 2005 by its Editorial Board.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Chiropractic education 1905-1945: The Palmer School Experience; Learning climate. Chiropr J Aust 2004; 34:136-46.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. The Palmer School of Chiropractic: Development of the faculty 1906-1945. Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:98-116.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. “The Lost Years” revisited. Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:55-6.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. The Palmer School of Chiropractic: Development of the physical plant 1905-1945—An Australian perspective. Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:42- 54. This paper was voted the best paper published in Chiropractic Journal of Australia in 2003 by its Editorial Board
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. “The Lost Years”—1902-1904. Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:2-10.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Australian Spinal Research Foundation: Glimpses of the first 25 years. Chiropr J Aust 2001; 31:107-11.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Chiropractic in Australia, 1905 – 1945: The Searby saga: a story of hardships and determination. Chiropr J Aust 2001,; 31:17-32.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Chiropractic and the law: prosecution, persecution, protection, politics. Chiropr J Aust 1999; 19:55-64
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Chiropractic education: the beginning. Chiropr J Aust 1997; 27:51-63.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Citations and references. Chiropr J Aust 1997, 27:20-3.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. George Theroux and the type o/type m dilemma (or the Ross Coulthard story). Chiropr J Aust 1995; 25:50-5.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. 1910: A significant year (or the New Zealand influence).Chiropr J Aust 1995; 25:42-9.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Chiropractic in Australia: first contact. Chiropr J Aust 1995; 25:2-5.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Historical notes: A man called “Doss.” Chiropr J Aust 1994; 24:113-6.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Historical notes: The International College of Chiropractors Incorporated. Chiropr J Aust 1993; 23:149-50.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Murder they wrote: The death of D.D. Palmer and its aftermath. Chiropr J Aust 1993; 23:143-8.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. The operation was a success. Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:108-12.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. 1961—a year of mourning. Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:68-71.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Milestones in spinography: an Australian perspective. Chiropr J Aust 1993; 23:15-28.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. Indexing a paper: art or science? J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1990; 20:49-52.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. The case of the missing paper—toward proper terminology. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1990; 20:90-3.

Editorials

 

  • 1. Chance MA, Peters RE. From the editors’ desks. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1983;13(3):2-3.
  • 2. Chance MA, Peters RE. A time for sharing. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1984; 14:42-3.
  • 3. Chance MA, Peters RE. Publish or perish. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1984;14:42-3.
  • 4. Chance MA, Peters RE. Today’s challenge: excellence or extinction? J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1984; 14:82-3.
  • 5. Chance MA, Peters RE. Let’s be candid. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1984;14:124-5.
  • 6. Chance MA, Peters RE. Communication, awareness, research. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1985; 15:4-5.
  • 7. Chance MA, Peters RE. Stopping short of a hundred years’ war. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1985; 15:42-3.
  • 8. Chance MA, Peters RE. Continuing education or a magic medicine show? J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1985; 15:84-5.
  • 9. Chance MA, Peters RE. A new challenge and an old tradition. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1985; 15:122-3
  • 10. Chance MA, Peters RE. To stand on a giant’s shoulders. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1986; 16:4-5
  • 11. Chance MA, Peters RE. Principles, prejudice and peppercorns. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1986; 16:46-7.
  • 12. Chance MA, Peters RE. Close encounters of a special kind. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1986; 16:84-5
  • 13. Chance MA, Peters RE. Bad manners are bad medicine. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1986; 16:124-5.
  • 14. Chance MA, Peters RE. Research, shedding the shibboleths. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1987; 17:2-3.
  • 15. Chance MA, Peters RE. Reading, writing and biting bullets. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1987; 17:44-5.
  • 16. Chance MA, Peters RE. Siren song of struggle. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1987;17:83.
  • 17. Chance MA, Peters RE. Birds, bees and balance. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1987; 17:125.
  • 18. Chance MA, Peters RE. Research: confronting the real obstacles. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1988;18:1.
  • 19. Chance MA, Peters RE. Investing in the future of chiropractic. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1988;18:41-2.
  • 20. Chance MA, Peters RE. A priceless legacy — lost, strayed or forfeited? J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1988; 18:81-4.
  • 21. Chance MA, Peters RE. All things are difficult until they are easy. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1988; 18:121.
  • 22. Chance MA, Peters RE. Toward 2000: burying the bones of contention. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1989; 19:1
  • 23. Chance MA, Peters RE. Chiropractic philosophy — stumbling-block or steppingstone? J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1989; 19:45
  • 24. Chance MA, Peters RE. Putting it on the line. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1989;19:85-6.
  • 25. Chance MA, Peters RE. Priceless heritage: lost or misfiled? J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1989; 19:125.
  • 26. Chance MA, Peters RE. Another element in the equation. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1990;20:1
  • 27. Chance MA, Peters RE. What can you do with research on Monday morning? J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1990; 20:41
  • 28. Chance MA, Peters RE. Will chiropractors survive the cost/benefit test? J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1990; 20:81
  • 29. Chance MA, Peters RE. Babies, baths and balls of wax. J Aust Chiropractors ‘ Assoc 1990; 20:121.
  • 30. Chance MA, Peters RE. Present imperfect: the challenges ahead. Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:1.
  • 31. Chance MA, Peters RE. Reading: the recession-proof investment. Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:41.
  • 32. Chance MA, Peters RE. Another nettle to grasp. Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:81.
  • 33. Chance MA, Peters RE. Something of value. Chiropr J Aust 1991; 21:121
  • 34. Chance MA, Peters RE. A Time for choices: polemics, procrastination or progress? Chiropr J Aust 1992; 22:1.
  • 35. Chance MA, Peters RE. Under the bright lights. Chiropr J Aust 1992; 22:41.
  • 36. Chance MA, Peters RE. Competence, consensus and chiropractic. Chiropr J Aust 1992; 22:81.
  • 37. Chance MA, Peters RE. Unity – – An index for maturity. Chiropr J Aust 1992; 22:121.
  • 38. Chance MA, Peters RE. Why manuscripts succeed or fail. Chiropr J Aust 1993;23:1.
  • 39. Chance MA, Peters RE. Science, sanity and spizzerinctum. Chiropr J Aust 1993;23:41.
  • 40. Chance MA, Peters RE. Abstract art: Competing for attention. Chiropr J Aust 1993; 23:81.
  • 41. Chance MA, Peters RE. …And the adventure continues. Chiropr J Aust 1993; 23:121.
  • 42. Chance MA, Peters RE. Controversies and caveats in critical review. Chiropr J Aust 1994; 24:1.Chance MA, Peters RE. Identity, role and direction. Chiropr J Aust 1994; 24:41.
  • 43. Chance MA, Peters RE. What’s in an name? Chiropr J Aust 1994; 24:81.
  • 44. Chance MA, Peters RE. The challenge of our second century. Chiropr J Aust 1994;24:121.
  • 45. Chance MA, Peters RE. Reflections and resolutions. Chiropr J Aust 1995;25:1.
  • 46. Chance MA, Peters RE. Our second century: Will he big idea survive. Chiropr J Aust 1995; 25:41.
  • 47. Chance MA, Peters RE. Musings of a time traveller. Chiropr J Aust 1995; 25:81.
  • 48. Chance MA, Peters RE. Looking back with pride and forward with confidence. Chiropr J Aust 1995; 25:121.
  • 49. Chance MA, Peters RE. Who will determine our future? Chiropr J Aust 1996; 26:1.
  • 50. Chance MA, Peters RE. Progress and rising expectations. Chiropr J Aust 1996;26:41-2.
  • 51. Chance MA, Peters RE. The patient, the payer, the policy maker. Chiropr J Aust 1996; 26:117
  • 52. Chance MA, Peters RE. Publish or perish—Another view. Chiropr J Aust 1997;27:1.
  • 53. Chance MA, Peters RE. A century of passing the torch. Chiropr J Aust 1997; 27:41.
  • 54. Chance MA, Peters RE. While the jury is out. Chiropr J Aust 1997; 27:97.
  • 55. Chance MA, Peters RE. Valid publication and visibility. Chiropr J Aust 1997; 27:137.
  • 56. Chance MA, Peters RE. We may never pass this way again. ChiroprJ Aust 1998;28:1.
  • 57. Chance MA, Peters RE. Research and the state of the art. Chiropr J Aust 1998;28:41.
  • 58. Chance MA, Peters RE. Choosing the shape of things to come. Chiropr J Aust 1998; 28:81.
  • 59. Chance MA, Peters RE. An invitation to our SWOT team. Chiropr J Aust 1998; 28:121.
  • 60. Chance MA, Peters RE. Mind your language. Chiropr J Aust 1999; 29:1.
  • 61. Chance MA, Peters RE. Chiropractic: a world view. Chiropr J Aust 1999; 29:41.
  • 62. Chance MA, Peters RE. Something old, something new, something borrowed… Chiropr J Aust 1999; 29:81.
  • 63. Chance MA, Peters RE. A road travelled, horizons to ponder. Chiropr J Aust 1999;29:121.
  • 64. Chance MA, Peters RE. Bridging the knowledge gap. Chiropr J Aust 2000; 30:1.
  • 65. Chance MA, Peters RE. The vision and the realities. Chiropr J Aust 2000; 30:41.
  • 66. Chance MA, Peters RE. Making the vital connection. Chiropr J Aust 2000, 30:81.
  • 67. Chance MA, Peters RE. Philosophical consensus—a catalyst for unity? Chiropr J Aust 2000; 30:121.
  • 68. Chance MA, Peters RE. Competence, context and choice. Chiropr J Aust 2001;31:41.
  • 69. Chance MA, Peters RE. We have met the enemy, and they are us. Chiropr J Aust2001; 31:81.
  • 70. Chance MA, Peters RE. A subluxation is a subluxation is a subluxation? Chiropr J Aust 2001; 31:121.
  • 71. Chance MA, Peters RE. From exporting to empowerment. Chiropr J Aust 2002;32:1.
  • 72. Chance MA, Peters RE. Whose chiropractic? Chiropr J Aust 2002; 32:41.
  • 73. Chance MA, Peters RE. New game, new rules. Chiropr J Aust 2002; 32:77.
  • 74. Channce MA, Peters RE. It was a very good year. Chiropr J Aust 2002; 32:117.
  • 75. Chance MA, Peters RE. Chiropractic identity and clinical diversity. Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:1.
  • 76. Chance MA, Peters RE. The making of a journal. Chiropr J Aust 2003; 33:121
  • 77. Chance MA, Peters RE. Letter from America. Chiropr J Aust 2004; 34:1.
  • 78. Chance MA, Peters RE. What’s worth writing is worth writing well. Chiropr J Aust 2004; 34:81.
  • 79. Chance MA, Peters RE. An achievable vision? It’s up to us. Chiropr J Aust 2004;34:121.
  • 80. Chance MA, Peters RE. A significant year for chiropractic in Australia. Chiropr J Aust 2005; 35:1.
  • 81. Chance MA, Peters RE. …And the winner is—Sydney. Chiropr J Aust 2005; 35:41.
  • 82. Chance MA, Peters RE. E Pluribus Unum. Chiropr J Aust 2005; 35:85.
  • 83. Chance MA, Peters RE. Is subluxation our worst enemy? Chiropr J Aust 2005;35:121.
  • 84. Chance MA, Peters RE. What destiny do we desedrve? Chiropr J Aust 2006; 36:1.
  • 85. Chance MA, Peters RE. Science, philosophy and the gentle art of letting go. Chiropr J Aust 2006; 36:45.
  • 86. Chance MA, Peters RE. What is this thing called chiropractic? Chiropr J Aust 2006; 36:81.
  • 87. Chance MA. Peters RE. Appreciating a legacy without prejudice. Chiropr J Aust 2006; 36:121.
  • 88. Chance MA, Peters RE. The healthcare crisis: Will we be part of the solution or ignore the problem? Chiropr J Aust 2007; 37:1
  • 89. Chance MA, Peters RE. Gradus ad Parnassum. Chiropr J Austr 2007; 37:41.
  • 90. Chance MA, Peters RE. If B.J. were alive today… Chiropr J Aust 2007; 37:125.
  • 91. Chance MA, Peters RE. Toward cultural authority. Chiropr J Aust 2008; 38:41.

Features

 

  • Peters RE, Chance MA. China diary: introduction to the waking giant. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1984; 14:10-7.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. China diary: southern hospitality, eastern style. J Aust Chiropractors’ Assoc 1984; 14:46-53.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. China diary: more gems from the treasure house. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1984; 14:86-93.
  • Peters RE, Chance MA. China diary: last days of a memorable encounter. J Aust Chiropractors Assoc 1984; 14:128-35

Papers Presented

  • 2007 Invited paper: Women in the History of Chiropractic. CAA Women’s Leadership Forum. 24 June 2007, Sydney.
  • 2001 Invited paper: ASRF: 25 Years in 20 Minutes. ASRF Silver Anniversary Dinner, 21 September 2001, Glenelg, South Australia
  • 1995 Invited paper: Chiropractic in Australia: Early Days. Dynamic Growth Centennial Congress 1995, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1995 Chiropractic in Australia – Early Days. Educational Session, Annual General Meeting, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia New South Wales Branch), Sydney, NSW (in absentia).
  • 1995 Invited paper: Exporting Chiropractic to the World. Chiropractic Centennial Congress, 1995, Davenport, Iowa
  • 1995 An Australian Perspective on Chiropractic Spinography. Chiropractic Centennial Congress, 1995, Davenport, Iowa.
  • 1995 Chiropractic in Australia—Early Days. Chiropractic Centennial Congress, Davenport, Iowa.
  • 1995 Invited paper: Chiropractic in Australia—Early Days. Chiropractic Centennial Conference. Chiropractors Association of Australia, Canberra, ACT.
  • 1992 Invited paper: Milestones in Radiography and Spinography, an Australian Perspective. Annual Conference, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • 1992 Chiropractic Philosophy: A Quest for Better Questions. Annual Conference, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, New South Wales Branch, Sydney
  • 1991 Invited paper: The Future of Chiropractic Philosophy: a Quest for Better Questions. Annual Conference, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
  • 1988 Journals and Magazines: What’s the Difference and WhoCares? International Chiropractic Congress, Sydney,
  • 1988 Scholarly Journals—Tools for Survival: A Challenge. International Chiropractic Congress, Sydney
  • 1987 Writers’ Workshop, Federal Conference of the Australian of the Australian Chiropractors’ Association, Canberra, ACT
  • 1987 Credibility, Recognition and Survival—the Role of Scientific Publishing in Chiropractic. Annual Conference, Australian Chiropractors’ Association, New South Wales Branch, Sydney
  • 1986 Writers’ Workshop, Federal conference of the Australian Chiropractors’ Association, Broadbeach, Queensland
  • 1985 Scholarly Publications and Professional Development, Federal conference of the Australian Chiropractors Association, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • 1984 Writing for Submission to Chiropractic Journals, Federal Conference of the Australian Chiropractors’ Association, Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1982 Chiropractic in Australia 1982 (in absentia), World Chiropractic Conference, Venice, Italy
  • 1977 A Survey of Chiropractic Insurance Relations Internationally. Chiropractic State of the Art Seminar, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Professional Appointments

  • 1959 – 1960 Private practice, Mount Gambier, South Australia
  • 1961 – 1963 Clinician, McLeod Chiropractic Clinics, Melbourne, Australia traveling to rural and suburban branch clinics
  • 1963 – 1975 Director and clinician, McLeod Chiropractic Clinics Pty Ltd, Melbourne
  • 1975 – 1982 Federal Executive Secretary, Australian Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1975 – 1983 Editor, Australian Chiropractors’ Association Monthly Newsletter
  • 1975 – 1982 Private practice, Melbourne
  • 1977 – 1982 Lecturer in chiropractic history and principles, International College of Chiropractic/Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne
  • 1982 – 1983 Publications consultant, Australian Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1983 – Director, research officer and clinician, Peters Chiropractic Centre, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
  • 1983 – 1990 Editor, Journal of the Australian Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1991 – 2008- Editor, Chiropractic Journal of Australia
  • 1996 – Member, Editorial Board, Chiropractic History

Honorary Positions

  • 1976 – 1978 Recording Secretary, Australasian Council on Chiropractic Education
  • 1976 – 1979 Secretary, Australian Spinal Research Foundation
  • 1978 – 1979 Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Australian Chiropractors’ Association (Victorian Branch)
  • 1991 – 1992 Vice-Chairman, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
  • 1991 – 1993 Member, Council of Representatives, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia
  • 1991 – 1992 Editorial Board, Back Letter for Chiropractors
  • 1992 -1993 Chair, Chiropractic Research Journal Editors Council
  • 1992 – Secretary-Treasurer, Association for the History of Chiropractic — Australia, Co-Founder
  • 1993- Chairman, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Wagga Wagga
  • 1996 – Presenter, Community Radio 2AAA-FM, Wagga Wagga
  • 1999 – Board of Directors, 2AAA FM, Wagga Wagga

Career-Related Organizations

  • 1955 – 1957 Sigma Phi Chi professional sorority
  • 1959 – 1963 Chiropractors’ Association of Victoria
  • 1963 – 1990 Australian Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1974 – International College of Chiropractic (foundation member)
  • 1976 – Australian Spinal Research Foundation (founding member)
  • 1977 – 1983 International Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1977 – 1984 American Chiropractic Association
  • 1977 – 1986 Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • 1977 – 1988 European Chiropractors’ Union
  • 1981 – Association for the History of Chiropractic
  • 1983 – American Medical Writers’ Association
  • 1984 – Council of Biology Editors
  • 1985 – Society for Scholarly Publishing
  • 1990 – Council of Chiropractic Research Journal Editors (foundation member)
  • 1991 – Chiropractors’ Association of Australia
  • 1991 – Association for the History of Chiropractic — Australia (c-ofounder)

Honors and Awards

  • 1980 Chiropractor of the Year, Australian Chiropractors’ Association, (Victorian Branch)
  • 1982 Meritorious Service Award, Australian Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1988 Meritorious Service Award, Australian Chiropractors’ Association
  • 1993 Elected to Fellowship, International College of Chiropractors
  • 1998 Meritorious Service Award, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia
  • 2002 Awarded Life Membership, Chiropractors’ Association of Australia
  • 2005 Humanitarian Award – Australian Spinal Research Foundation – Parker Seminars Australia
  • 2006 Elected to Fellowship, Australasian College of Chiropractors

Academic Background

  • 1955 Graduated with honors, Davenport High School, Davenport, Iowa
  • 1955 – 1959 Undergraduate student, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
  • 1959 Internship, BJ Palmer Chiropractic Research Clinic, Davenport, Iowa
  • 1959 Doctorate in Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • 1995 Master of Chiropractic Science program, RMIT, Bundoora, Victoria
  • 1981 Graduate Certificate in Chiropractic Clinical Science, International College of Chiropractic/ Preston Institute of Technology Centre for Chiropractic Continuing Education
  • 1973 – Postgraduate and continuing education seminars in chiropractic subjects sponsored by
    • Australian Chiropractors’ Association,
    • International College of Chiropractic,
    • Parker Chiropractic Resource Foundation,
    • Sacro-occipital Technique Organisation (A’asia),
    • Phillip Institute of Technology School of Chiropractic,
    • Activator Methods
    • Chiropractors’ Association of Australia
    • Palmer College of Chiropractic
    • Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research
    • World Federation of Chiropractic