#GAReads | This phenomenal young woman found a cure for leprosy, but the man she worked with got the credit

Alice Ball

"This phenomenal young woman found a cure for leprosy, but the man she worked with got the credit":

The treatment, engineered in the chemistry laboratory at the University of Hawaii, was known as the Dean Method after Dr. Arthur Dean, president of the university.

The Dean Method, however, is not Dean’s at all. The key research behind the treatment was conducted by Alice Ball, a brilliant African American chemist whose name has been all but scrubbed from the history of medicine.

Read Elise Knutsen's full article at Medium's The Matilda Effect here…