In 1916, to keep up with the wartime demand for sterile dressings to treat the wounded, #JNJ acquired the Chicopee Manufacturing Company to increase its manufacturing capacity. Located in Massachusetts, the company had one of the oldest textile mills in the United States. #FBF https://t.co/a4EdxsaQsG
Though penicillin was discovered in 1928, antibiotics weren’t widely available until the 1940s, when WWII led to increased demand and mass production, leading to their first uses in products available to the public to help reduce the threat of infection from small injuries. #TBT https://t.co/9szGT7IO4v
#DYK: #JNJ & the American College of Surgeons co-sponsored the first televised surgery in 1947. The procedure was transmitted from an OR in the New York Hospital to an audience of more than 8,500 surgeons & hospital techs, who were gathered at another location. https://t.co/AAPNd9BXIH
For Women's History Month, we're spotlighting three of the company's pioneering early female scientists—and their modern-day counterparts, who are not only innovating in the lab, but also paving the way for the next generation of powerhouse women.
From epidemic masks that the company introduced during the Spanish flu pandemic to work it's doing today on an investigational COVID-19 vaccine, learn how the company has been at the forefront of safeguarding global public health for well over a century.
What started as support for wounded soldiers in 1898 has evolved into a legacy of philanthropy that spans the globe. We look at key moments throughout history in which the company has mobilized to help people, including those recently affected by the conflict in Ukraine.