Alice Ball and Chaulmoogra Oil

A friend of mine brought up the name Alice Ball to me recently, and I decided to share a little bit of what I have learned since Alice Ball day has just passed (February 29). Alice Ball was born into a middle class family in 1892. In her college years she studied chemistry, receiving undergraduate…Read more »

Ambroise Paré: “I Dressed Him, God Cured Him”

(Photo Credit: Medicine: The Definitive Illustrative History) Gunshot wounds are destructive menaces that tear through flesh and splinter bone. Bullets can drag clothing fragments, skin, and shrapnel deep into the injury and the victim can die from sever hemorrhaging, shock, and infection. It was 1537 and the twenty seven year old Frenchman, Ambroise Paré, had been…Read more »