Collection VC143 - Carl F. Cori Photographs, Certificates, and Instruments

Portrait of Carl F. Cori. Portrait of Carl F. Cori. Portrait of Carl F. Cori in profile. Portrait of Carl F. Cori in Greece. Carl F. Cori sitting on a panel. Studio portrait of Fabian Bachrach. Studio portrait of Fabian Bachrach. Carl F. Cori seated, in profile. Carl F. Cori. Carl F. and Gerty T. Cori at work in their laboratory, Washington University School of Medicine. Carl F. and Gerty T. Cori at work in their laboratory, Washington University School of Medicine. Carl F. and Gerty T. Cori at work in their laboratory, Washington University School of Medicine. Portrait of Gerty T. Cori holding a flask in her laboratory. Studio portrait of Gerty Cori. Carl F. Cori conversing with two unidentified men at an international conference on the responsib... View of the speakers' panel at an international conference on the responsibility of science in mo... View of the audience at an international conference on the responsibility of science in modern so... Carl F. Cori embracing an unidentified woman at a reception for an international conference on th... Carl F. Cori standing up from a banquet table at a reception for an international conference on t... Carl F. Cori being interviewed on camera during an international conference on the responsibility...
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Description

Reference code

VC143

Level of description

Collection

Title

Carl F. Cori Photographs, Certificates, and Instruments

Date(s)

  • 1919-1983 (Creation)

Extent

5.75 Linear Feet

Name of creator

(1896-1984)

Biographical history

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 consists of 276 photographs, certificates, medallions, and surgical instruments. Photographs include single and group portraits of Carl F. Cori at various stages of his career, scenes from receptions and events where Cori spoke or received honors, and photographs of Carl and Gerty Cori in their laboratory. The collection includes the 1947 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Carl Cori, Nobel Prize certificate (VC143236), and an official reproduction of the Nobel Prize medallion (VC143237).

System of arrangement

Some items have been previously been removed from this collection, which has led to an incomplete sequence of numbered items.

Conditions governing access

The collection is open and accessible for research.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

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).

Preferred Citation:

Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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