Thomas Alva Edison invented and perfected many of the things that shaped modern life, such as the phonograph, an improved stock ticker, carbon microphone and commercially practical electric lighting. But what was his connection to the early days of Johnson & Johnson?
Fred Kilmer's Opera House Pharmacy
Edison’s connection to the Company was through a personal relationship. Thomas Edison was friendly with Frederick Barnett Kilmer, the Company’s scientific director.
Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Kilmer ran the Opera House Pharmacy in downtown New