Sunday, March 20, 2016
20 March is reserved to Maud Menten
Maud Menten born March 20 Port Lambton, Ontario, Canada 1879/ died July 26, 1960, Leamington, Canada, was a Canadian physician and scientist whose name is most closely associated with the Michaelis-Menten equation in biochemistry. She undertook important research in the fields of enzyme kinetics and histochemistry.
She was one of the first Canadian women who received a Doctor of Medicine degree. She was a fellow at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, where she studied the effect of radium bromide on cancerous tumors. Her work on various bacterial toxins was central to an immunization campaign against scarlet fever in the 1930s.