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From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

Winter 2016

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Dr. Peters awarded Order of Australia Medal

Dr. Peters receiving his Fellows award in 2009 from then-Palmer President Dr. Don Kern, F.P.A.C.
Dr. Kern shaking hands with Dr. Peters

One of Australia’s best-known chiropractors has been honored in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List. Rolf E. Peters, D.C., F.P.A.C., Davenport ’58, Kooringal, Queensland, Australia, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal by the Governor General of Australia for his service to the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Peters practiced for 55 years before retiring in 2013. He’s one of the longest-serving members of the Chiropractic Association of Australia and served for 30 years as editor of the peer-reviewed Chiropractic Journal of Australia. He was made a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic in 1988 and in 2009 was named a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic.

Since 1986, Dr. Peters served as an editorial board member in the Association for the History of Chiropractic (U.S.) and co-founded and served as the inaugural president of the Association for the History of Chiropractic–Australia. In 2011, Dr. Peters received the Lee-Homewood Chiropractic Heritage Award, the highest award given by the Association for the History of Chiropractic.

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