Date of death: 31 August 1985
Year James Spence Medal awarded: 1963
The medal for 1963 was awarded to Sir Macfarlane Burnet in appreciation of his work in the field of immunology and the light which this work has thrown on many problems in paediatrics. As he was unable to come to the Annual General Meeting to be presented with the medal, it was decided that the President of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Sir Charles Dodds, should be asked to present the medal to Sir Macfarlane Burnet on behalf of the Association. The medal was presented at the Jubilee meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.