Armand Frappier: pioneer of preventive medicine

War effort

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World War II started in 1939. The young director of the Institute (Dr. Frappier was only 35 years old) convinced the Red Cross and the National Defense minister that his team could take over the lyophilization of blood serum for the armed forces. This first challenge was met with success: 150,000 units of serum were sent to the Canadian and allied forces.