[The Coris, a Married Couple Native to Prague and Nobel Laureates]

Cas Lek Cesk. 2001 Jan 19;140(1):26-30.
[Article in Czech]


The husband and wife Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896-1984) and Gerty Theresa Radnitz-Cori (1896-1957), two of five Prague-born Nobel laureates (the only ones in medicine), have so much slipped away from the citizens' memory in the course of the half-century totalitarian rule over the country of birth, that hardly anybody knows them nowadays, nothing to say of their relation to Prague. At pains to rescue them from oblivion, a recent search for the lost traces of Coris and their ancestors had revealed a number of hitherto unknown facts that have fundamentally contributed to the Corian genealogy; identification of both forgotten birth-houses (6 Salmovská st., 29 Petrská st.) at long last resulted in placement of memorial tablets (October 26th, 2000) to display the birth-place's pride and gratitude.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • Biochemistry / history*
  • Czech Republic
  • History, 20th Century
  • Nobel Prize*

Personal name as subject

  • C F Cori
  • G T Radnitz-Cori