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"ball method" is a TikTok video posted by capwithoutacountry on 26 July 2021.


Response to @thelastjoelle: "Sounds like a good reason to talk about Alice Ball 😁"

"It has been brought to my attention that I regrettably used the wrong picture for Marie Maynard Daly in my previous video. This is Marie, who first identified the relationship between cholesterol and clogged arteries, and whose research into protein synthesis was publicly cited by James Watson when he accepted the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962. This photograph that I inadvertantly used is Alice Augusta Ball, who developed the first effective treatment for leprosy in 1915 at the age of 23 by making chaulmoogra oil injectable and absorbable. She died a year later, after which her work was stolen and published by a man who attempted to name the treatment after himself, and it wasn't until the 1970s that professors at the University of Hawaii found Alice's original research and officially renamed the treatment The Ball Method."