History and Archives

Books Written About Our Department

  • Crucible of Science: The Story of the Cori Laboratory by John H. Exton is the story of Drs. Carl and Gerty Cori. They were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1947 for their discovery of catalytic conversion of glycogen. The Coris’ lab was located within our department. This book gives insight into the Coris’ lab and their lives at Washington University. For more info on this book..

  • Medicine, Science, and Merck by P. Roy Vagelos and Louis Galambos is the story of P. Roy Vagelos life. Dr. Vagelos was the Head of our department from 1966-1975. He has interesting insights to share about his life and outlook on science. For more info on this book..