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Carl F. Cori Papers | Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives

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Title: Carl F. Cori PapersAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1919-1984

ID: FC/FC050

Extent: 13.0 Linear Feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Carl Ferdinand Cori was born in 1896 in Prague (then located in the Austro-Hungarian Empire), the son of a noted Austrian biologist. Cori began medical study in his native city, but this was interrupted by military service in World War I, during which he served as a medic on the Italian front. While a student again after the war, he became engaged to a classmate, Gerty Theresa Radnitz. The two were married in Vienna in 1920 shortly after receiving their medical degrees. Both chose research careers, but it proved very difficult to find suitable positions in war-impoverished Austria. In 1922, the Coris emigrated to the United States, where Carl took a position in Buffalo, at the State Institute for the Study of Malignant Disease (now Roswell Park Memorial Institute).

In 1931, Cori was appointed professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He would later switch departments and become professor and chair of the department of Biochemistry in 1946. Working with his wife Gerty, the Coris most notable contribution to science was their series of discoveries that elucidated the pathway of glycogen breakdown in animal cells and the enzymic basis of its regulation, now known as the Cori Cycle.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised mostly of Dr. Cori's personal and professional correspondence, although a few series contain materials relating to his research.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The collection is open and accessible for research.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (arb@wusm.wustl.edu).

Related Materials: Biography

Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], Carl F. Cori Papers, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.


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[Series 1: Oral History, 1982.],
[Series 2: Personal correspondence, 1924-1950.],
[Series 3: Early notes, 1919-1922.],
[Series 4: Personal correspondence, 1966-1984.],
[Series 5: Personnel series, 1966-1982.],
[Series 6: Material pertaining to Gerty T. Cori, 1957-1983.],
[Series 7: Lectures and conferences, 1947-1983.],
[Series 8: Laboratory notebook, 1966.],
[Series 9: Note cards, undated.],
[Series 10: Addendum, 1939-1984.],
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Series 8: Laboratory notebook, 1966.Add to your cart.
The series is a binder containing notes of CFC's last laboratory experiments at Washington University School of Medicine, which still involved glucose-1-phosphate and AMP (adenosine monophosphate). The experiments were performed and noted by his laboratory assistant, Pi-chen Chen. The binder was indexed and annotated by CFC himself.
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Folder 12: Laboratory notebook from Carl F. Cori's last Washington University laboratory, with corrections and notes in Cori's handwriting, 1966.Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Oral History, 1982.],
[Series 2: Personal correspondence, 1924-1950.],
[Series 3: Early notes, 1919-1922.],
[Series 4: Personal correspondence, 1966-1984.],
[Series 5: Personnel series, 1966-1982.],
[Series 6: Material pertaining to Gerty T. Cori, 1957-1983.],
[Series 7: Lectures and conferences, 1947-1983.],
[Series 8: Laboratory notebook, 1966.],
[Series 9: Note cards, undated.],
[Series 10: Addendum, 1939-1984.],
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