You Guys Are Lame So Here’s a History of Band Aids

30 Mar

Well, all of you are lame except for Jessica– who is being promoted far up in the ranks of our little army unlike the rest of you. Good job, Jessica. You aren’t required to read though this history of Band Aids.

“Hello, EEB. Congratulations on the success of your blog! I hate to be a lame follower but… I would love it if you posted random, cool physics and maths on here. But to avoid being completely horrible, I’ll leave a real comment. EEB is truly an entertaining and inspiring site, and I love reading all of you authors’ book ideas and short stories. Everything you all post on here inspires me to continue in my own writing, and I thank you kindly for sharing your ideas and encouragement. Keep up your good work!” – Jessica

Jessica, you get a golden star. Not because you like the blog, but because you actually commented.


Jessica’s Gold Star Because She’s Awesome

Now for the history of Band-Aids (from Wikipedia):

“The Band-Aid was invented in 1920 by Johnson & Johnson employee Earle Dickson for his wife Josephine, who frequently cut and burned herself while cooking.[2] The prototype allowed her to dress her wounds without assistance. Dickson passed the idea on to his employer, which went on to produce and market the product as the Band-Aid. Dickson had a successful career at Johnson & Johnson, rising to vice president before his retirement in 1957.

The original Band-Aids were handmade and not very popular. By 1924, Johnson & Johnson introduced a machine that produced sterilized Band-Aids. In World War II, millions were shipped overseas, helping popularize the product.

In 1951, the first decorative Band-Aids were introduced. They continue to be a commercial success today, with such themes as SupermanSpider-ManHello KittyRocket PowerRugrats,smiley facesBarbieDora the Explorer, and Batman and duck dynasty.

Related J&J products[edit]

Johnson & Johnson also manufactures Band-Aid liquid bandages, Scar Healing bandages, and Burn-Aid, burn gel-impregnated bandages. Their newest products include Active Flex bandages and waterproof Tough Strips.

To protect the name, their trademark, Johnson & Johnson always refers to its products as “Band-Aid brand”, not just Band-Aids.

Manufacturing facilities are located in Brazil, China and Denmark.”


Now, the next time you’re asked to comment, do it! Or I shall be forced to post the history behind hair-brushes. Don’t tempt me. I will do it.


3 Responses to “You Guys Are Lame So Here’s a History of Band Aids”

  1. Jessica Samuel March 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM #

    Hey Sarah! I’m laughing so hard right now. It is such an honor for me to receive the golden star. 🙂


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