Perspective: Of Human Bandage

Mom used to buy Band-Aids because Junior had a cut. Now she buys them because Junior likes 'Cars'

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One night in 1920 in the New Jersey town of New Brunswick, Earle Dickson was tending to his wife Josephine who’d cut herself while preparing dinner. Dickson worked as a cotton buyer for Johnson & Johnson, and his job gave him an idea. Taking a strip of adhesive tape, he cut out a square of cotton and placed a layer of crinoline on top.

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