November 26, 1904|
|Died||December 17, 1991(aged 87)|
|Awards||Order of Canada
National Order of Quebec
Order of the British Empire
Born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, the son of Arthur-Alexis Frappier and Bernadette Codebecq, his mother died in 1923 from tuberculosis. This greatly affected him and he pursued a career devoted to fighting this tueuse de maman (mother killer). In 1924, he received a Bachelor of Arts and, in 1930, he received a medical degree from the Université de Montréal. In 1933, he obtained a Bachelor of Science also from the Université de Montréal.
In 1938, he founded the Institut de microbiologie et d’hygiène de Montréal, the first French-language school of hygiene in the world, and served as its director for 38 years. It was renamed Institut Armand-Frappier in 1975.
In 1929, he married Thérèse Ostiguy. They had four children: Lise, Monique, Michèle, and Paul.
- He was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire by King George VI, upon the recommendation of the Canadian government.
- In 1969, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
- In 1985, he was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec.
- In 1993, the Quebec government created the Prix Armand-Frappier in his honour, given every year to a scientist in recognition of his or her career.
- He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
- On January 17, 2000, Canada Post honoured him with a stamp entitled, Armand Frappier: Champion Disease Fighter.
- "Dr. Armand Frappier (1904-1991)". Saskatchewan Lung Association. Retrieved June 3, 2005.
- "Abridged biography of Dr. Armand Frappier (PDF)" (PDF). Armand Frappier Museum. Retrieved June 3, 2005.