Absorbent Cotton Products
Absorbent cotton products are some of the earliest products made by Johnson & Johnson. Absorbent cotton was used in surgery and wound treatment. Prior to the availability of sterile cotton products, leftover cotton from the floor of the country’s cotton mills was used by surgeons to treat wounds and stop bleeding. The products shown in the above photograph number among the first products of Johnson & Johnson, and include a variety of sterile cotton, either plain (in the blue wrapper) or infused with iodine (Iodoform Cotton) and other sterilizing agents.
As the pioneer in antiseptic and sterile surgical dressings in America, Johnson & Johnson constantly developed new sterile products and also served as a source of information on new approaches to surgery and patient care.