Alice Ball, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alice Ball

Developed treatment for leprosy

Date of Birth: 24-Jul-1892

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States

Date of Death: 31-Dec-1916

Profession: pharmacist, chemist

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Alice Ball

  • Alice Augusta Ball (July 24, 1892 – December 31, 1916) was an African American chemist who developed an injectable herbal extract (ethyl hydnocarpate) that was the most effective treatment for leprosy during the early 20th century.
  • She was the first woman and first African American to receive a master's degree from the University of Hawaii, and was also the university's first female chemistry professor.

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