Alice Ball, the pioneering chemist and developer of the first effective treatment for leprosy, is celebrated in our new hard enamel pin, the first in our Women in Science series.
Alice Ball developed a method for isolating the beneficial compounds from the oil of the chaulmoogra seed (pictured in this pin), creating an extract that became the preferred method for treating leprosy.
Size: 1.5" W x 1.25" H
Two clasps to keep it in place
This pin comes with a fold-out card with Alice's story