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. 2001 Jan 19;140(1):26-30.

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

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

[Article in Czech]
P Cech. Cas Lek Cesk. .

Abstract

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.

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