Armand Frappier: pioneer of preventive medicine

His awards


Medal of the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences

Medal of the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences

© Armand-Frappier Museum

This medal was a tribute to Dr. Armand Frappier from the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences (ACFAS). The medal, bearing the effigy of Urgel Eugène Archambault, the first principal of the École Polytechnique de Montréal, was awarded to him in 1954. The ACFAS was founded in 1923 by the country’s first francophone scientists, notably Mgr Vincent Piette, the president of the Université de Montréal, brother Marie-Victorin, Doctors Léo Pariseau, Arthur Bernier, and Édouard Asselin, the economist Édouard Montpetit, the Société de Biologie de Montréal, etc. Today, the ACFAS is known as the Association francophone pour le savoir.