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Order of Canada
Jack Hirsh, C.M., M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.P.(C).
Burlington, Ontario [Canada]
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on October 21, 1999; Invested on April 26, 2000
Hailed as one of the best in his field, he is a renowned medical researcher as well as a teacher and administrator. His work with venous thromboembolic disease - blood clots in the veins that often move to other parts of the body - has helped physicians to better diagnose and treat this disease. As well, he played a major role in the landmark research study which linked ASA to the prevention of heart attack and stroke.