Excerpts from the Video History of Medicine in Canada

Fraser Mustard

Interviewer: Michael Bliss



Allan Taylor

Margaret & Wallace McCain Family

        Foundation Inc.

Norlien Foundation

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research


Gerald R. Heffernan

McMaster University

Syd Jackson

MaRS Discovery District

Friends of CIHR


Dear Friends,

I am saddened to let you know that Dr. Fraser Mustard, a founding member of our Board, has passed away. He suffered from cancer and died yesterday.

He was an enthusiastic and insightful supporter of our efforts and a pleasure to work with. He had a very distinguished career in science having demonstrated the role of Aspirin in cardiovascular protection. More recently, he focused on the importance of Early Childhood Development which has garnered international acclaim.

I would like to draw your attention to Dr. Mustard’s brief interview with Professor Michael Bliss explaining the discovery of aspirin’s effect on platelet survival. The video clip can be found on our web site/Facebook/Twitter. This video was developed as part of the FCIHR Video History of Medicine in Canada Project:


(Kindly scroll down to the bottom of the web page. It takes ~40 sec for it to appear.)

We send our deepest regrets to Dr. Mustard’s family and close friends. Dr. Cam Mustard, Fraser’s son, was also a member of our Board.


Dr. Aubie Angel, President, Friends of CIHR