The boo-boos that changed the world : a true story about an accidental invention (really!)
|Format:||Print Book |
|Availability:||Available 4 of 12 copies|
1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.
"Appealingly designed and illustrated, an engaging, fun story" -- Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
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Johnson & Johnson -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Bandages and bandaging -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Skin -- Wounds and injuries -- Juvenile literature.
Wounds and injuries -- Treatment -- Juvenile literature.
Medical innovations -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Bandages and bandaging -- History.
Skin -- Wounds and injuries.
Wounds and injuries -- Treatment.
Medical innovations -- History.
|Publisher|| Watertown, MA :
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm