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Cori, Gerty

Carbohydrate Metabolism - Carl and Gerty Cori
Society: ACSMain Category: ChemicalSub Category: MedicalEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1929Washington University School of MedicineSt. LouisState: MOCountry: USAWebsite:, Cori, Carl, Cori, Gerty

In brilliant collaboration, Carl and Gerty Cori studied how the body metabolizes glucose and advanced the understanding of how the body produces and stores energy. Their findings were particularly useful in the development of treatments for diabetes. In 1947 the Coris shared a Nobel Prize for their discoveries.


The plaque commemorating the event reads:

Image Caption: Biochemist Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) and her husband Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896-1984) were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1947 for their work on how the human body metabolizes sugar.
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