Alice Ball / Chaulmoogra Seed Enamel Pin

Alice Ball, 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.

This pin comes with a fold-out card with Alice's story.

50% of profits from this pin go to:

  • Black Girls Code
  • DIY Girls
  • ChickTech

This pin has two clasps to keep it in place. This pin has small parts and is not made for children!

Illustration © 2018 Caitlin Kuhwald


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