Cori, Carl Ferdinand#
b. Prague (Czech Republic), Dec. 5, 1896, d. Cambridge (USA), Oct. 20, 1984, physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize Laureate for Medicine 1947 (together with his wife Gerty Theresa Cori. Assistant to O. Loewi at the pharmacological laboratories of Graz and Vienna Universities. In the USA from 1922, professor at Washington University in St. Louis in 1931, professor in Boston in 1967. He and his wife were awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of catalytic glycogen metabolism in 1947. In 1936 they discovered the "Cori-Ester", the first intermediate product of the enzymic mechanisms of glucose-glycogen inter-conversion.