Armand Frappier: pioneer of preventive medicine

His schooling


Armand Frappier

Armand Frappier

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Up until the junior matriculation (the equivalent of today’s Secondary IV) in his "études classiques," Armand Frappier was, as he himself put it, an undisciplined student. He and his friend, Maximilien Caron, led the gang of unruly students. One day, a professor reprimanded them and told them what he thought of them. The lesson would turn out to be beneficial: both men went on to have brilliant careers, one in medicine, the other in law. At this time, he adopted the motto Vox non echo which means “you will be the voice, not the echo”.