“She had vision, enthusiasm and compassion. ”
As an avid researcher with a keen mind, Menten went on to mark her career with many important co-discoveries relating to blood sugar, hemoglobin and kidney functions. Menten consistently published research results and was an inspiration to medical students and fellow colleagues. Her skill and passion for science was complemented by her talents for the arts. She studied languages, music and fine art. Menten was an accomplished painter and many of her canvases were hung in art exhibitions. A true pioneer on many fronts, Menten has left a tremendous legacy for all Canadians.