Name and location of repository
Level of description
Carl F. Cori Papers
- 1919-1984 (Creation)
- 1919-1984 (Creation)
13.00 Linear Feet
Name of creator
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 content
This collection is comprised mostly of Dr. Cori's personal and professional correspondence, although a few series contain materials relating to his research.
System of arrangement
Conditions governing access
The collection is open and accessible for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.
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The Carl F. Cori Papers were the gift of Anne Cori on April 27, 1985.
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Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Cori, Carl and Gerty, Lecture, Vertical File
- Cori, Carl F. and Gerty T., Prize in Biochemistry, Vertical File
- Cori, Carl F., Symposium, Vertical File
- Carl F. Cori Photographs, Certificates, and Instruments
- Carl F. and Gerty T. Cori Photographs, Certificates, and Artifacts Collection
- Cori, Carl F. and Gerty T. Cori, Vertical File
- Cori, Carl F., Vertical File
- Gerty T. Cori Certificates and Artifacts
- Gerty T. Cori Papers
- Carl F. Cori Oral History
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Cori, Gerty T. (Subject)
- State Institute for the Study of Malignant Disease, Buffalo, New York (Subject)
- Washington University School of Medicine (Subject)