Oral history interview with Carl F. Cori, 1982. 1982


Oral history interview with Carl F. Cori, 1982. 1982

Cori recounts his education in Trieste and Prague and his service as a medic in World War I. He describes his early research in pharmacology in Europe and then the couple's emigration to the U.S. when Cori accepted a position as chief biochemist at the State Institute for the Study of Malignant Disease in Buffalo, New York in 1922. The interview covers Cori's acceptance of the position of head of the Department of Pharmacology at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1931, his gradual shift to the Department of Biochemistry and winning the Nobel Prize in 1947. Cori discusses several of his colleagues at the Washington University School of Medicine, including Leo Loeb, Joseph Erlanger, Evarts A. Graham, Robert J. Terry, Oliver Lowry, and W. McKim Marriott.

Transcript : 38 leaves.Sound recording : 2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min.) : analog.Sound recording : 1 sound tape reel (ca. 90 min.) : analog.

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