Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gerty Cori

Country of origin: Austro-Hungarian Empire

Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz, August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957) was an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

To read more about Gerty Cori, read her page on Wikipedia.

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