Alice Ball

Just days before moving into the library, the gal-pals gather together to record this month’s episodes – that’s right we record them all at once! The gals reflect on their favorite episodes recorded in Leah’s front room before Bonnie tells us her 1 cool science thing is Alice Ball and her cure for leprosy.

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Show Notes & Extras:

  • Last recording at Leah’s house.
  • What is your favorite episode we’ve recorded at Leah’s house? Zelda & Douche Canoes, Florence Harding, Grace Hopper
  • The library is open!
  • The gal-pals this month are Dr. Leah Leah, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Lisa Meece
  • Bonnie’s 1 Cool Science Thing is Alice Ball
  • “If you love science but hate leprosy…”
  • “I Vote For Syphillis” is from our Alla Nazimova episode also we have a sticker of it.
  • Early life of Alice Ball (Born in 1892)
  • Washington State & Hawaii
  • First African-American to get a masters degree from the University of Hawaii
  • First female African-American chemistry professor at the University of Hawaii
  • 1914 published her first paper
  • What drove her to be a pioneer?
  • What is leprosy?
  • Savannah history
  • Bonnie really doesn’t want shingles
  • Hawaii Leprosy colony started in 1866
  • Treatment with an oil didn’t work
  • At age 23, Alice developed a cure for leprosy by isolating the oil in an injectable form
  • “The Ball Method”  was the main cure used for over 30 years
  • Alice died at age 24
  • Her death certificate was altered
  • Didn’t get credit for her work until 1922
  • Heads up to Wikipedia! They don’t mention Alice Ball on their Leprosy page, um.
  • Awards

Alice plaque

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