Band-Aid

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How Band-Aids Came to Be
You've probably worn them on your elbows, knees and feet, but do you know how Band-Aids came to be?

In the 1920s, a cotton buyer invented the handy bandage for his accident-prone wife. He sold his idea to his employer, Johnson & Johnson, who began mass producing Band-Aids for the rest of the country. Americans have been stuck on them ever since!
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Published on January 23, 2008

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