Medicine: Spring Awards

In medicine, as in other fields, spring is the time for laurels. Last week two outstanding medical scientists got theirs, with some berries attached.

Glycogen. The $5,000 annual award of the Sugar Research Foundation went to Austrian-born Dr. Carl Cori of Washington University Medical School, St. Louis. Pale, tall Dr. Cori, 51, specializes in sugar, the basic fuel of human metabolism. For 20 years he has traced the progress of sugar through the body, watched it turn into glycogen (animal starch), measured how much glycogen is stored in the muscles and liver.

Cori's most important work throws light on the mysterious action...

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