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Carl & Gerty Cori

Born December 5, 1896 and August 15, 1896

 
 
Carl & Gerty Cori Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Carl & Gerty Cori Marker
Inscription.  Carl Ferdinand Cori and Gerty Theresa Radnitz earned medical degrees from the German University of Prague in 1920 and married later that year. After that they joined the Washington University School of Medicine in 1931, their discovery of the mechanism for blood glucose regulation earned them the Nobel Prize in 1947. Gerty Cori was the first American woman to be so honored. In addition, six eventual Nobel Laureates received training in their laboratory. Carl Cori said of their remarkable collaboration: "Our efforts have been largely complementary, and one without the other would not have gone so far..."
 
Erected 1994 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.365′ N, 90° 18.326′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Melville Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6605 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Carl F. Cori, M.D. Professor Of Biochemistry, And Gerty T. Cori, M.D., Professor Of Biochemisty image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society, 1948
2. Carl F. Cori, M.D. Professor Of Biochemistry, And Gerty T. Cori, M.D., Professor Of Biochemisty
marker. Peter Raven (here, next to this marker); Chuck Berry (a few steps from this marker); Dick Gregory (a few steps from this marker); Lou Brock (a few steps from this marker); Agnes Moorehead (a few steps from this marker); Scott Joplin (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles A. Lindbergh (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Eames (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 17, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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