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A cure for leprosy eluded humans for thousands of years, until the pioneering chemistry work of Alice Ball. With her treatment, patients recovered enough to be discharged from the hospital by the hundreds.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Leprosorium.jpg
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alicia_Augusta_Ball.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Presley_Ball_(1825-1904)_from_Willis_1993_from_Mumford_1980.jpg
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pouring_lye_into_water_to_make_soap.jpg
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