History of rehabilitation medicine
The medical specialty of Rehabilitation Medicine arose largely in response to the needs of those injured in wartime, particularly following the Second World War, and gained momentum in Australia from the 1950s onwards.
A Brief History of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
A Brief History of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine publication provides a history of Rehabilitation Medicine in Australia and New Zealand. The Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) welcomes contributions from RACP Fellows and Trainees on the publication.
Chapter 1 — The Early Years in Australia (PDF)
Chapter 2 — Regional Development of Rehabilitation Services (PDF)
Chapter 3 — Establishing Rehabilitation Medicine as a Specialty (PDF)
Chapter 4 — The Australian College of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) (PDF)
Chapter 5 — The Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) (PDF)
Bibliography, Sources and Acknowledgements (PDF)
Early History of Rehabilitation Medicine in Queensland (PDF)