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  • (1/2) #OTD in 1889, a dam burst near the city of Johnstown, PA, flooding the area with 20 million tons of water. More than 2,200 were killed and thousands were left homeless after the downtown area was destroyed.
  • #ArtifactSpotlight: In addition to spaces for people to write the addresses of their doctor, hospital, pharmacist & police, the 1st page of #JNJ’s 1917 Household Hand Book had instructions to send a messenger for assistance if needed (since many homes did not yet have phones).
  • (1/2) In 1898, during the Spanish-American War, #JNJ developed the First Help for Wounds Packet—an assortment of dressings tailored to treat wounded soldiers, packaged in a waterproof casing that was compact enough to fit in a uniform pocket.

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