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Alice Ball played by Kiersey Clemons
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'The Ball Method' trailer introduces Alice Ball, chemist who discovered treatment for leprosy

In 1915, Alice Ball, a recent graduate from the College of Hawaii with a master's in Chemistry, started work on investigating the chemical properties of chaulmoogra oil. This extract, derived from the seeds of the chaulmoogra tree, was first used to treat leprosy in China over six hundred years ago but the substance was too...

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