This day in Jewish history / Scientist wins Nobel, breaks glass ceiling
Gerty Theresa Cori worked for decades side by side with her husband on research that became important in the treatment of diabetes. On this day, they shared a Nobel Prize.
On December 10, 1947, Gerty Theresa Cori was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with her husband and professional partner, Carl F. Cori, and the Argentine scientist Bernardo A Houssay. In doing so, Gerty Cori became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in this category, and the first Jewish woman to win a Nobel Prize in the sciences in general. Beyond her significant...
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