Category Archives: Iconic Products

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Doctor Dan the Bandage Man

Margaret on July 22nd, 2008 at 10:45AM

Many people remember Little Golden Books from their childhoods. They’re small, filled with lots of colorful illustrations, and have short, heartwarming stories for young children.  Everybody probably had a favorite Little Golden Book when they were little: The Three Little … Continue reading

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Dental Floss

Margaret on March 14th, 2008 at 3:32PM

  Dental floss has been called “the new duct tape” (a product that also has a tie to Johnson & Johnson!) because of its many inventive uses by consumers.  As bizarre as some of these uses may be, the product’s origins … Continue reading

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LISTERINE® Antiseptic: A Very Useful Product

Margaret on February 27th, 2008 at 6:19PM

  Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1886.  But this product – our oldest – dates from 1879.    How is that possible?  And what’s more, how did a product that started as a surgical disinfectant end up as a mouthwash? … Continue reading

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The Product that Dared Not Speak Its Name

Margaret on February 7th, 2008 at 4:29PM

Since it earliest days, Johnson & Johnson has made products in response to a variety of needs in society.  Some of these products – sterile surgical dressings and sutures, the first First Aid Kits, an antibacterial soap to combat infection, … Continue reading

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Art and Advertising

Margaret on November 30th, 2007 at 4:01PM

In the late 1940s, a very well-known American artist had a connection to Johnson & Johnson first aid products.  (And no, it wasn’t because the artist was accident-prone.)  This artist had paintings in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum … Continue reading

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James Wood Johnson

Margaret on July 18th, 2007 at 3:59PM

  James Wood Johnson While the outgoing, forceful personality and ideas of Robert Wood Johnson the first were the cornerstones of the early success of Johnson & Johnson, the contributions of his brother James Wood Johnson also helped make the … Continue reading

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First Aid

Margaret on May 21st, 2007 at 3:16PM

How did being part owner of a cattle ranch lead one of the founders of Johnson & Johnson to develop the first First Aid kits?  During the 19th century, health care was hazardous at best and very little attention was … Continue reading

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The Birth of Our Baby Products

Margaret on April 30th, 2007 at 5:23PM

Some of the most enduring images from the history of Johnson & Johnson are those associated with the Company’s baby products.  Generations of families have used these products to care for their children, and consumer identification with them has been … Continue reading

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BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages

Margaret on July 20th, 2006 at 6:48PM

  BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are one of the most recognizable of the Company’s products.   They were invented in 1920 by an employee named Earle Dickson, who worked as a cotton buyer.  His wife Josephine was prone to kitchen accidents.  … Continue reading

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