Geoffrey S. Dawes
BSC MA DM MD
Canada Gairdner International Award
For his outstanding contributions to our understanding of the physiological behaviour and biochemical changes occurring in the foetus in utero, and in particular for his clarification of the adjustments that occur at birth during the changeover to extra-uterine life. His basic investigations have added greatly to the knowledge of resuscitation of the newborn and resulted in the saving of many infant lives.