Alice is able to absorb any natural material or compound.
When Alice was a girl she became fascinated with chemistry. One day in her parents photography studio, while she was treating the silver-plated copper with fumes, the chemicals surrounded her and she was passed out. When she awoke she found she could absorb any natural material.
The background of this drawing is Homolulu. In 1915 she became the first woman and first African American to graduate with a master's degree from the College of Hawaii.
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SCIENCE SUPERHERO IDENTITY
In this fact-file find out why we turned Alice into a Superhero
Alice and her family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1903.
Alice created an ester compound which became the preferred treatment for leprosy until the 1940s.
Indira Nath is an immunologist researching the reactions and nerve damage in leprosy.
Alice died age 24. A 1917 article suggested that the cause may have been Chlorine poisoning due to exposure while teaching.
The bubble Alice is in represents one of the side effects of chaulmoogra oil injections. The oil would clump under the skin and form blisters in perfect rows that made it look like bubble wrap. Alice's developed a technique to make the oil injectable and absorbable by the body limiting these side effects.