Frappier was Professor of bacteriology and chief of laboratories (Hôpital St.-Luc) at the Université de Montréal. He founded the first French language institute of hygiene in the world, l'Institut de microbiologie et d’hygiène de Montréal, renamed l'Institut Armand-Frappier in 1975.
Frappier studied tuberculosis and BCG (bacille Calmette-Guérin) vaccine. He was one of the first North Americans to confirm the safety and efficacy of BCG as a vaccine for tuberculosis and to develop ways to study and use it. He showed it also had preventative effects in cases of infant leukemia. In addition, he studied the mechanisms of infection and of resistance to certain infections.
Sources: The Canadian Encyclopedia 2000 ed.; Prix de Québec; Canadian Lung Association; Image: Armand Frappier Museum website.
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- November 26, 1904
- Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec
- Date of Death
- December 17, 1991
- Place of Death
- Professor of bacteriology
- University of Montréal
- MD, 1930, Université de Montréal
- MSc, 1931, Université de Montréal
- Companion of the Order of Canada
- Officer of the Order of the British Empire
- Prix de Québec, 2000 (posthumously awarded)
- Last Updated
- April 8, 2015
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