Gerty Cori - Final Years

Final Years

Just before winning the Nobel prize and while they were on a mountain climbing trip, the Coris learned that Gerty Cori was ill with myelosclerosis, a fatal disease of the bone marrow. She struggled for ten years with the illness while continuing her scientific work; only in the final months did she let up. In 1957, she died in her home. She was survived by her husband and their only child, Tom Cori who married the daughter of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly.

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