The idea of a Children’s Medical Research Foundation was formulated by Sir Lorimer Dods and Dr. John Fulton.
Vision, destiny and sheer commitment all played their part in the birth of Children’s Medical Research Institute. The commitment of Australian paediatrician and researcher, Sir Lorimer Dods, in particular turned that vision into reality on behalf of children everywhere. Sir Lorimer passionately believed that prevention is better than a cure and that research holds the key to prevention.
The Children’s Medical Research Foundation (later renamed Institute) was established in 1958 with funds raised by Australia’s first telethon and a large public campaign.