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Alice Ball

1892 - 1916

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Alice Augusta Ball (July 24, 1892 – December 31, 1916) was an American chemist who developed the "Ball Method", 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 and African American chemistry professor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alice Ball has received more than 438,998 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Alice Ball is the 306th most popular chemist (up from 384th in 2019), the 2,336th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,959th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Alice Ball ranks 306 out of 509Before her are Antoine Baumé, Carl Reichenbach, Akira Yoshino, Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Yuan T. Lee, and Edwin G. Krebs. After her are J. D. Bernal, Viktor Meyer, Charles Macintosh, Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, Richard R. Schrock, and Victor Goldschmidt.

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Among people born in 1892, Alice Ball ranks 93Before her are Nikolai Polikarpov, Stanisław Sosabowski, Erich Brandenberger, Guo Moruo, Charles Vanel, and Konstantin Paustovsky. After her are Harry Dexter White, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Ludwig Crüwell, Helmuth Plessner, Dietrich von Saucken, and Gustav-Adolf von Zangen. Among people deceased in 1916, Alice Ball ranks 58Before her are Hiram Maxim, Max Immelmann, Paolo Tosti, Fredrik Idestam, Petar Kočić, and Isa Boletini. After her are Thibaw Min, Herbert Kilpin, Fergus Suter, Karl von Stürgkh, Hetty Green, and Thomas Eakins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alice Ball ranks 2,336 out of 18,182Before her are Wade Williams (1961), Sela Ward (1956), Fred Ward (1942), Kamehameha II (1797), Barbara Liskov (1939), and Mervyn LeRoy (1900). After her are Elizabeth McGovern (1961), Ray Harryhausen (1920), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), William Joyce (1906), Don S. Davis (1942), and Eddie Eagan (1897).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Alice Ball ranks 63Before her are Richard Smalley (1943), Thomas A. Steitz (1940), Alexander Shulgin (1925), Dudley R. Herschbach (1932), Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), and Edwin G. Krebs (1918). After her are Richard R. Schrock (1945), Frances Arnold (1956), Thomas Midgley Jr. (1889), William E. Moerner (1953), Thomas Cech (1947), and Roy J. Plunkett (1910).