Category Archives: Sir Joseph Lister

A recent column commemorating Sir Joseph Lister’s April 5th birthday opened with this startling statement:  “Joseph Lister, who was born this week (April 5) in 1827, was an amazing physician but a poor salesman.”  [“Lister’s Life Saving Discovery, by Bruce … Continue reading

As regular readers of Kilmer House know, Johnson & Johnson has been making sterile sutures since the late 1880s. Until Johnson & Johnson became a global decentralized company, our operations were largely based in New Brunswick, N.J., the city in … Continue reading


Johnson & Johnson and Sherlock Holmes

Margaret on February 22nd, 2012 at 5:20PM

One is a global health care company.  The other is the world’s most famous fictional detective, who has a very real museum dedicated to him at 221B Baker Street in London, his famous fictional residence.  So what does Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading